Lawrence Frank Rockey

1897–1962 (Age 65)
Rock Grove Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lawrence Frank

When Lawrence Frank Rockey was born in February 1897, in Rock Grove Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel C. Rockey, was 36 and his mother, Catherine M. Wise, was 25. He lived in Rock Grove, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 23 August 1962, in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel C. Rockey
Catherine M. Wise
Hazel Marie Rockey
Mildred Sarah Rockey
Lawrence Frank Rockey
Clarence Rockey
Victor V Rockey

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel C. Rockey





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Rockey in household of Samuel Rockey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lawrence Rockey in household of Samuel Rockey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence Rockey in household of Kathryn M Rockey, "United States Census, 1930"

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