William Robert Brock

27 February 1920–23 January 1996 (Age 75)
Dunbar, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Brock was born on 27 February 1920, in Dunbar, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William A Brock, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Polkabla, was 29. He married Mary Evelyn Putman on 9 May 1942. He died on 23 January 1996, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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William Robert Brock
Mary Evelyn Putman
Marriage: 9 May 1942

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9 May 1942

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    Catherine Polkabla




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook .2 English, Scottish, and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.3 English: nickname from Old French broque, brock ‘young stag’.

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