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Catharine Boucher Rock
Birth: May 3, 1831
Drummondville
Quebec, Canada
Death: Oct. 5, 1882
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Catharine Boucher was born the youngest of five children to François-Firmin Boucher and his German-English wife Catharine Miner; she was a sixth-great granddaughter of famous French-Canadian pioneer Zacharie Cloutier. She married Joseph Rock, a wagon maker, about 1849 in Vermont.

Joseph and Catharine had three children in Vermont, returned to Québec and had five more before moving back to the United States around 1863. They had four more children (for a total of twelve) and settled near Humboldt, Kansas.

They homesteaded 80 acres in Woodson County, Kansas in 1871, gaining clear title to it in '76. Catharine bought the adjacent 80 acres as well, and then sold the combined properties at substantial profit, at which time she, Joseph, and their children moved into town.

Catharine's husband died suddenly in 1880, and she moved with her younger children to the Kansas City area. She married Alexander McDonald in July 1882, but died in October 1882. She was buried under the name of "C. McDonald", and she lay anonymously as her stone wore away until rediscovered by descendants. She now has a stone that reflects her maiden name plus the surname she bore for the greatest part of her life.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joseph Rock (1823 - 1880)
 
 Children:
  Charles Ephraim Rock (1850 - 1937)*
  John Augustus Rock (1859 - 1925)*
  Katherine Rock Graham (1861 - 1943)*
  Frances Harriet Rock Lincoln (1869 - 1944)*
  Frederick William Rock (1875 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Catharine Boucher Rock
May 3, 1831
Oct 5, 1882
"je me souviens"
(I remember)
 
Note: old limestone marker had eroded and was unreadable; new granite marker was placed in 1997.
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013

- Legsie11
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
I was adopted at birth and have recently been doing research on my roots. Catharine Boucher Rock is my great, great grandmother. I was astounded to find all this personal information written about her life. It's so wonderful to know these details becau...(Read more)
- Alice Silva
 Added: Nov. 5, 2013
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