Jennie Elmetta Rock

20 November 1857–2 March 1924 (Age 66)
Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Jennie Elmetta

When Jennie Elmetta Rock was born on 20 November 1857, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Valentine Rock, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Smith, was 29. She married Elmer Hill in 1878, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States. She lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1924. She died on 2 March 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Derwood Thompson Allen
1868–1932
Jennie Elmetta Rock
1857–1924
Marriage: 9 June 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1914New York, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 10
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 18
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English rok(ke) ‘rock’. The surname may be topographic, denoting someone who lived near a notable rock or rocky outcrop, or habitational, denoting someone from a place called with this word, such as Rock (Northumberland). Compare Roach .English: from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter oke ‘at the oak’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, or habitational, denoting someone from a place so named, such as Rock (Worcestershire), Rook in Cornwood (Devon), and Rock in Washington (Sussex). Compare Nock .English: perhaps a nickname for a spinner or a maker of distaffs from Middle English rok(ke) ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate). Compare Rocker .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Rocke
    Roake
    Rocks
    Rooker
    Roach
    Rook

    Sources (16)

    • Jennie Rock in household of Harriett Rock, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jennie E. Hill, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Jennie Rock Hill Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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