George Frederick Rock

8 September 1856–30 December 1946 (Age 90)
Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany

The Life Summary of George Frederick

When George Frederick Rock was born on 8 September 1856, in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany, his father, Peter Rock, was 41 and his mother, Anna Regina Eich, was 38. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 30 December 1946, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Peter Rock
1815–1891
Anna Regina Eich
1818–1905
Regina Virginia Rock
1840–1898
Henry Rock
1844–1927
William Rock
1854–1938
George Frederick Rock
1856–1946

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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
Age 5
The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
1863
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 25
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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke ‘rock’ ( see Roach ), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.2 English: variant of Roke ( see Rokes 1).3 English: metonymic occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate).

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

Possible Related Names

Rocklin
Roche
Laroche
Desroches
Rocke
Larocque
Roake
Rocks
Rocker
Rokes
Roach
Rook

Sources (6)

  • George Rock in household of William Rock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George F Rock in household of William Rock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Rock in household of William Rock, "United States Census, 1900"

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