Ethel May La Rock

15 April 1886–24 May 1911 (Age 25)
Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Ethel May

When Ethel May La Rock was born on 15 April 1886, in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Antoine J La Rock, was 23 and her mother, Eloise Ida Newell, was 17. She married John D Cannon on 16 October 1907, in Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States in 1900 and Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States in 1910. She died on 24 May 1911, in Saint Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States.

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John D Cannon
Ethel May La Rock
Marriage: 16 October 1907
Catherine E. Cannon

Spouse and Children

16 October 1907
Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States


    Catherine E. Cannon


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World Events (8)

1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 1

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

Vietnamese (La and Lã): two Vietnamese names, both unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel M Cannon in household of John D Cannon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel May La Rock in household of Au* J La Rock, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel Leroch in entry for Catherine E. Witherell, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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