Reuben Rock

23 July 1849–11 November 1870 (Age 21)
Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Rock was born on 23 July 1849, in Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Valentine Rock, was 23 and his mother, Harriet Smith, was 20. He married Evelyn White about 1865, in Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 11 November 1870, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Rock
1849–1870
Evelyn White
1840–1885
Marriage: about 1865

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1865Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (4)

    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 14
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 19
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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 (6)

    • Rubin Rock in household of Alexander Bullock, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Reuben Rock in household of Valentine Rock, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Reuben Rock - birth: 23 July 1849; Mount Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

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