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La Rock Obituaries

Pioneer Bootmaker, Noncitizen Voter, passes near Sherman 
30 Jan 1940 Dallas Morning News

Special to the News;
 Sherman, Texas, Jan 29- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Cedar Mills Church for George La Rock, 90, a boot and shoemaker in Sherman for more than half a century. Mr. La Rock died Sunday evening at his farm home in the Cedar Mills community, twenty-eight miles northwest of Sherman. Burial was in the Cedar Mills Cemetery.
     Mr. La Rock voted for forty-seven years before it was discovered he was not a naturalized citizen, when he applied for a pension. He had two brothers who served in the Civil War on the Union side. Two of his sons, T.B. and A.H. La Rock, served in the World War.
     Surviving are ten children, George A. La Rock and Mrs. Charlie Gross of Tucson, Ariz; J.E. La Rock of Sherman, Route 1; J.D. La Rock who resided with his father, N.B. and T. of El Paso and A.H. La Rock of Parks, Ark; Mrs. F.C. Russell of Hagerman, mrs. Tazle Worrington and Mrs. Lula A. Hahn of Richmond, Calif. Also surviving are twenty-six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dallas Morning News 24 Dec 1977
Savoy, Texas (Sp)- Graveside services for John D. Larock, 91, a retired farmer and 40 year Savoy, Fannin County, resident, will be held at 10:30 am Saturday in Cedar Mills Cemetery north of Whitesboro, Grayson County.
He died Thursday in a Denison hospital.

Dallas Morning News  27 Mar 1936
Massachusetts Native Dies
Special to the News.
Sherman, Texas, March 26- Henry L. LaRock, 57 died Thursday at his home in the Cedar Mills community. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Cedar Mills Church. LaRock was born in Massachucetts and had been a resident of Cedar Mills thirty-seven years. Surviving are his father , four sisters and six brothers.


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