|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1859|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1944|
Charles Edward Alcock, son of Charles and Elizabeth Alcock, was born near Plattsville, Wis., June 25, 1859, and passed away at about 3:30 Friday morning at the home of his son Leigh, having reached the age of 84 years and 8 months.
In 1869, when he had reached the age of 10 years, he came with his parents to Douglas township, Bremer county, Iowa, to the farm three miles southeast of Frederika on which the alcock cemetery is now located.
On the 28th day of November, 1882, he was united in marriage to Hattie Grover of the same neighborhood. For two years theylived on a farm one mile south of Fredericksburg. They then purchased a farm nine miles west of Clear Lake. It was here that they joined the United Brethrean church and were baptized by Rev. M.G.Drury, who was district superintendent at the time.
In the spring of 1887 they returned to Douglas township to a farm two miles southwest of Frederika. With the exception of one year which was spent in Waverly they lived on the farm until the fall of 1917, when they moved to Frederika and transferred their affliation to the Methodist church, where he wasan activeworker and faithful member as long as his health permitted. He served as trustee of the church until the time of his death.
They were the parents of five children, three boys and two girls. Io, who lives on a farm north of Frederika, Leigh who lives on a farm southwest of Frederika, Leslie who is in the army in North Africa, Glenice who is now Mrs. James Fenenga of Chamberlain, South Dakota, and Gertrude (Mrs. James Wilkinson) who passed away on June 16, 1917.
On November 28, 1932, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and one month later his wife passed away at their home.
He was one of a family of nine children who all preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his passing 4 living children, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, February 27, at the Methodist church at Frederika. The pastor, Rev. G. M. Shoemaker, and Rev. James B Bird of Nashua officiated. Leo Burrow sang two selections at the church. The casket was carried by his nephews, Avery Alcock, Craig Alcock, Walter Alcock, Leo Alcock, Clyde Clary and Archie Clary. Burial was in Alcock cemetery in the lot where his wife was buried.
A very large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial rites.
Relatives from a distance who attended were from Chamberlain, South Dakota, Oelwein, Central City, Waterloo, Waverly, Tripoli and New Hampton.
Charles Edward Alcock (1819 - 1905)
Elizabeth Peacock Alcock (1826 - 1870)
Sarah Harriet Grover Alcock (1864 - 1932)
Io Austin Alcock (1888 - 1969)*
Leigh Everett Alcock (1894 - 1961)*
Glenice J Alcock Fenenga (1898 - 1960)*
Leslie Charles Alcock (1905 - 1987)*
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Jul 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28095834
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