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Charlie Decker

Uncle Charlie Decker is dead. For years he has been a noted character in Porter County. In the early day he was a popular music teacher and his voice is remembered by many of the people who have heard it at all times of the night ringing out clear and sweet through the night air, especially in the years when he was able to get down town and stow himself away in some stairway. Uncle Charlie had claimed to have been born Sept. 15, 1798 in Boston, Mass. He entered the army 1861, being then past 63 years of age, and probably the oldest volunteer in the service. He died at the age of 99 years, one month and six days, making him the oldest soldier of the rebellion. He was intimately acquainted with the family of the late President Garfield.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: October 30, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 29
Page: 8
Column(s): 2

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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