Preston Thomas Brock

26 November 1905–5 May 1987 (Age 81)
Rex, Robeson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Preston Thomas

Preston Thomas Brock was born on 26 November 1905, in Rex, Robeson, North Carolina, United States. He had at least 1 daughter with Annie Jane Sanderson. He lived in Scotland, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Williamsons Township, Scotland, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 5 May 1987, in Laurinburg, Scotland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Laurinburg, Scotland, North Carolina, United States.

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Preston Thomas Brock
Annie Jane Sanderson
Rosalind Brock

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Sources (3)

  • Preston Brock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Preston Brock in entry for Rosaland Lee Brock, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Preston Brock in entry for Mrs Rosalind Brock Chinnis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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