|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1877|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1911|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Son of Francis Warren Rockwell, M. D. (B. A. Amherst, 1865), and Elizabeth Trowbridge(Hammill)Rockwell, was born July 14, 1877, in Brooklyn, N. Y. After his father's death, his home was in South Woodstock, Conn., he was prepared for college at the woodstock Academy. Toward the end of his Senior year, May 3, 1898, he enlisted for the Spanish War as a private in Platoon C, Battery A, Connecticut Light Artillery, and spent four months and a half in camp at Niantic. With other volunteers of his class he afterward received his degree by special vote of the Corporation.
After being mustered out of service, Oct. 25, 1898, he was a student of Art, chiefly in New York and Paris until 1901, and during the four years following worked mostly at home, making book-cover designs and decorations, and illustrations for various periodicals. He was a regular contributor to Life. Since 1905 he had continued his work in New York.
Rockwell died after a brief illness of typhoid pneumonia at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, October 17, 1911. He was 34 years of age, and unmarried. Two brothers survive him.
This is from the Class of 1898 Yale College: Supplement to Decennial Record
Woodstock Hill Cemetery
Created by: Mary(Coggin)Russell
Record added: Mar 26, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126930722
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