William J. Rock

1891–4 December 1968 (Age 77)
Pickaway, Ohio, United States

The Life of William J.

When William J. Rock was born in 1891, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Rock, was 29 and his mother, Ida Norris, was 25. He married Rolessie Ewing on 10 August 1910, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Weller Township, Richland, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Richland, Ohio, United States in 1968. He died on 4 December 1968, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Amoy, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William J. Rock
1891–1968
Rolessie Ewing
1893–1963
Marriage: 10 August 1910
Josephine Rock
1911–1987
William J. Rock Jr
1914–1981
Floyd Franklin Rock
1916–1973
Dorothy M Rock Calhoun
1918–1954
Ida Belle Rock
1920–2014
Lola Aretta Rock
1921–2014
Charlotte Elizabeth Rock
1923–2012
Sheldon Edward Rock
1927–2003
Sheldon Rock
1928–
Melvin Theadore Rock
1931–2004
Melvin Rock
1931–
Rosalie V Rock
1934–1967
John Lloyd Rock
1935–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 August 1910
Franklin, Ohio, United States
children

(13)

    Josephine Rock

    Female1911–1987Female

    William J. Rock Jr

    Male1914–1981Male

    Floyd Franklin Rock

    Male1916–1973Male

    Dorothy M Rock Calhoun

    Female1918–1954Female

    Ida Belle Rock

    Female1920–2014Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Rock

    Male1862–1921Male

    Ida Norris

    Female1866–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke ‘rock’ ( see Roach ), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.2 English: variant of Roke ( see Rokes 1).3 English: metonymic occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Rock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Rock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Rock in household of Henry Rock, "United States Census, 1910"

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