Henry Rock

14 November 1834–6 March 1908 (Age 73)
Tomstown, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Rock was born on 14 November 1834, in Tomstown, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Rock, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Mentzer, was 36. He married Leannah Robison on 17 December 1858, in Tomstown, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1850, at the age of 16, his occupation is listed as farmer in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 6 March 1908, in Hibbard, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Henry Rock
Leannah Robison
Marriage: 17 December 1858
Elizabeth Rock
Amanda Rock
Henry Rock
William Rock
Jared Rock
David Rock
James Wellington Rock
Nancy Ellen Rock
Harry Rock
Albert Rock
Ernest Rock

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  • Marriage
    17 December 1858Tomstown, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States

    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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    Life History of Henry Rock

    Although not one of the earliest to settle in the Upper Snake River Valley of Idaho, still Henry Rock, who was one of the progressive citizens of his county, can well be called a pioneer, since he, by …

    Sources (47)

    • Henry Rock in household of Henry Rock, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Henry Rock in entry for Albert Rock, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Henry Rock, "United States Census, 1900"

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