Mervin Lindsay Bocker

6 August 1878–9 March 1951 (Age 72)
Key West, Monroe, Florida, United States

The Life of Mervin Lindsay

When Mervin Lindsay Bocker was born on 6 August 1878, in Key West, Monroe, Florida, United States, his father, George H Bocker, was 43 and his mother, Gertrude, was 23. He had at least 1 daughter with Katie O'Brien. He lived in Monroe, Florida, United States in 1885. He died on 9 March 1951, in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Mervin Lindsay Bocker
1878–1951
Katie O'Brien
1884–1913
Gertrude Catherine Bocker-Singleton
1913–1957

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    George H Bocker

    Male1835–Male

    Gertrude

    Female1855–Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 9

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Boeker) and North German (Böcker), and Danish: occupational name for a cooper ( see Boecker ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mervyn L Bockes in household of George H Bockes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mervin L Bocker in household of Geo H Bocker, "Florida State Census, 1885"

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