George Leroy Bock

22 March 1896–6 September 1974 (Age 78)
Nokay Lake Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States

The Life of George Leroy

When George Leroy Bock was born on 22 March 1896, in Nokay Lake Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, his father, George John Bock, was 33 and his mother, Edith Sophie Lusso, was 31. He married Lena A. Peterson before 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 6 September 1974, in Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Leroy Bock
Lena A. Peterson
Marriage: before 1918
Marion Georgia Bock
Margaret Edith Bock
Harry Leroy Bock
George Peter Bock

Spouse and Children


    Lena A. Peterson


before 1918



    Margaret Edith Bock



    George Peter Bock


Parents and Siblings

    George John Bock


    Edith Sophie Lusso




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 2

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat, Middle High German boc, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a goat.2 Altered spelling of German Böck ( see Boeck ) or Bach .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bock ‘he-goat’.

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

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Story Highlight


Held in Her Late Home in Town of Nokay Lake Yesterday Rev. Eversz Officiated Officiated Spoke on "Memory of a Great Mother, Her Children Shall Call Her Blessed." The funeral services of Mrs. Edithe …

Sources (3)

  • Roy Bock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy Bock, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • George L Bock, "United States Census, 1940"

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