Nelson M. Rock

31 August 1918–6 August 1976 (Age 57)
Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nelson M.

When Nelson M. Rock was born on 31 August 1918, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ira Wallace Rock, was 32 and his mother, Rosa M Mickley, was 29. He lived in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 6 August 1976, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke ‘rock’ ( see Roach ), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.2 English: variant of Roke ( see Rokes 1).3 English: metonymic occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate).

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

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  • Nelson M Rock in household of Ira W Rock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nelson M Rock in household of Ira W Rock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nelson Rock, "United States Census, 1940"

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