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Dr Harry Archer Rock
Birth: Jun. 17, 1907
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1981
Melbourne
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Harry Rock was born in the Armourdale district of Kansas City, Kansas, sixth child and third son of John A. Rock and Susan Campbell. The first of his family to attend college, he earned a doctorate in psychiatry. He served as an lieutenant colonel during WW2, was wounded and was captured behind enemy lines and held as a prisoner of war in Europe.

He spent most of his professional career in Chillicothe, Ohio, and never married. He died in 1981 in Florida, and was brought home for burial.

Obituary from the Kansas City Star, 22 July 1981:

      Dr. Harry Rock

  Dr. Harry A. Rock, 74, Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, a former physician and a lieutenant colonel in the Army during World War II, died Monday at a hospital in Melbourne.
  After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Rock was a physician at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio, 22 years before he retired in 1965.
  During World War II, Dr. Rock served in the 101st Airborne Division and was awarded five Bronze Star Medals and a Purple Heart. He also was a prisoner of war in Germany.
  He was a Methodist.
  Mr. Rock was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and had lived in this area 35 years before moving to Chillicothe, where he lived until moving to Melbourne.
  He leaves three brothers, Frank Rock and Joseph Rock of Kansas City, Kansas, and Charles Rock, Panama City, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Meador, Kansas City, Kansas.
  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton-Nickel Chapel.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Augustus Rock (1859 - 1925)
  Susan Ellen Campbell Rock (1880 - 1963)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Rock Tuttle (1886 - 1910)**
  infant son Rock (1888 - 1888)**
  James Francis Rock (1889 - 1952)**
  infant son Rock (1890 - 1891)**
  Ellen Margaret Rock Eger (1898 - 1973)*
  Katherine Rock Caldwell (1899 - 1972)*
  John Augustus Rock (1900 - 1925)*
  Daisy May Rock Meador (1903 - 1981)*
  Joseph Casimir Rock (1905 - 1998)*
  Harry Archer Rock (1907 - 1981)
  Charles Lewis Rock (1914 - 2002)*
  Francis Edward Rock (1921 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Son"
 
Burial:
Highland Park Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: FamilyMan
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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