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
Rolessie Ewing
Marriage: 10 August 1910
Josephine Rock
William J. Rock Jr
Floyd Franklin Rock
Dorothy M Rock Calhoun
Ida Belle Rock
Lola Aretta Rock
Charlotte Elizabeth Rock
Sheldon Edward Rock
Sheldon Rock
Melvin Theadore Rock
Melvin Rock
Rosalie V Rock
John Lloyd Rock

Spouse and Children

10 August 1910
Franklin, Ohio, United States


    Josephine Rock


    William J. Rock Jr


    Floyd Franklin Rock


    Dorothy M Rock Calhoun


    Ida Belle Rock


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Rock


    Ida Norris




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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