Clara Evelyn Shock

13 August 1920–25 June 1995 (Age 74)
Hayfork, Trinity, California, United States

The Life of Clara Evelyn

When Clara Evelyn Shock was born on 13 August 1920, in Hayfork, Trinity, California, United States, her father, James Slocum Shock, was 45 and her mother, Ida Graziela Campbell, was 38. She married Alvin Paul Herzig about 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Knox Township, Napa, California, United States in 1930 and Napa Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 June 1995, in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Yolo, California, United States.

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Alvin Paul Herzig
Clara Evelyn Shock
Marriage: about 1939
Melvin Eugene Herzig

Spouse and Children

about 1939


    Melvin Eugene Herzig


Parents and Siblings



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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English schock, ‘shock’, ‘group of sheaves (of grain)’, either a metonymic occupational name for someone who arranged sheaves in a shock, or a descriptive nickname for someone whose hair stood up on end, thus resembling a shock of sheaves.2 Americanized spelling of German Schock .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara E Shock in household of James S Shock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara E Herzig in household of Alvin P Herzig, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Evelyn Shock Herzig, "Find A Grave Index"

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