John Patrick Crocker

17 January 1939–23 May 1985 (Age 46)
Superior, Pinal, Arizona, United States

The Life of John Patrick

When John Patrick Crocker was born on 17 January 1939, in Superior, Pinal, Arizona, United States, his father, Chester Ray Crocker, was 28 and his mother, Hazel Oreta Estes, was 28. He lived in Quapaw Township, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 23 May 1985, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 46.

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Chester Ray Crocker
Hazel Oreta Estes
Jimmy Thomas Crocker
John Patrick Crocker

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 2

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 14

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Patrick Crocker in household of C R Crocker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Patrick Crocker, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Patrick Crocker - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Patrick Crocker

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