Mary Cordelia Rock

8 April 1852–6 October 1921 (Age 69)
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Cordelia

When Mary Cordelia Rock was born on 8 April 1852, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Valentine Rock, was 26 and her mother, Harriet Smith, was 23. She lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 October 1921, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Valentine Rock
Harriet Smith
Reuben Rock
Mary Cordelia Rock
Jacob Nephi Rock
Jennie Elmetta Rock
Alma Henry Rock

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World Events (8)

Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 11
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.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 20
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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.

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Sources (9)

  • Mary Rock in household of Harriett Rock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Cordelia Rock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Mary Rock in household of Harriet Rock, "United States Census, 1880"

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