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William Emerson Brock
Birth: May 14, 1872
Death: Aug. 5, 1950

US Senator. Born in Davie County, North Carolina, he was a salesman for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, when he located to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1909. He engaged in the manufacture of candy, plus served as trustee of the University of Chattanooga, Emory and Henry College, and Martha Washington College. In 1929, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lawrence D. Tyson and served until 1931. Not a candidate for election, he resumed his candy manufacturing business until his death at age 78 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Emerson Brock (1840 - ____)
  Mary A Howell Brock (1845 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Miriam Acree Brock (1882 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  William Emerson Brock (1903 - 1979)*
  Richard Acree Brock (1913 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matthew L Brock (1872 - 1940)*
  William Emerson Brock (1872 - 1950)
  Richard Gwyn Brock (1885 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6910360
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- Nena Smothers
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
William E. Brock, born in North Carolina, had been a traveling salesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. when, in 1906, he decided to settle down in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Brock bought a small wholesale grocery shop, which also held a candy shop, the Trigg ...(Read more)
- MsFoxRider
 Added: May. 5, 2011

- pat scroggins sutherland
 Added: Jul. 26, 2010
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