William Clyde Brock

16 May 1924–24 April 1980 (Age 55)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Clyde

When William Clyde Brock was born on 16 May 1924, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ruby Elroy Brock, was 23 and his mother, Mary Lorene Adams, was 20. He lived in Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 24 April 1980, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Cylone Cemetery, Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Ruby Elroy Brock
Mary Lorene Adams
William Clyde Brock
James Odie Brock

Parents and Siblings

    Ruby Elroy Brock





World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 7

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 17

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’.

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

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  • William C Brock in household of Ruby E Brock, "United States Census, 1930"

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