William Wallace Hock

Brief Life History of William Wallace

When William Wallace Hock was born on 21 February 1867, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Soloman Hock, was 30 and his mother, Eljiva Ella Wallace, was 27. He married Frances Fern Dally on 14 August 1890, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Le Claire, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 4 August 1950, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport Township, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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William Wallace Hock
Frances Fern Dally
Marriage: 14 August 1890
Elgiva Hocke
George Hocke
Charles Hocke
Emil Hocke
William Wallace Hocke
Helen Lucille Hocke
Henrietta Hocke
Thomas Francis Hocke
Lillian W Hock
Louis Joseph Hocke

Sources (35)

  • William W Hocke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wallace Hock, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Wallace Hocke, "Find A Grave Index"

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Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German (Bavaria; Höck): topographic name for someone living by a hedge, from a dialect variant of Heck 1. Compare Hoeck .

German: occupational name from Middle High German hocke ‘street trader’.

South German: variant of Haack 2.

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

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