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Chester A. Brock
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Birth: May 6, 1888
Pearl
Pike County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1981
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

The youngest of 8 children born to Hiram Compton Brock and Florence Rachel Cox. Only four of those children lived through childhood. Chester had no middle name, only the letter 'A.' on his birth certificate. He was supposed to be named after the President of the United States, Chester Allen, but the full name was never added to his record, and he never went by anything than Chester A.


He married Lovey May Ligon on April, 26, 1912 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
They set out for South Dakota to settle a Homestead in Weta, Jackson County.
Chester was a School Teacher for a time, and also a Post Master in Weta.
They returned to Milton, Pike Co., Illinois to be near family after their first two children were born. They later moved to Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota to run a Dairy Farm. After a few years the entire Brock clan moved out to Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Northern California to work in the chicken farming industry. In the early 1940s they moved down to Los Angeles area where they purchased and ran a grocery store, Brock's Market, in Inglewood. Later they headed up to Crestline, in San Bernardino County, to run a Stable. Chester was very entrepreneurial, having started successful businesses in many different fields. Following Lovey's death in 1949 he moved up to the Bay area, later marrying May Varney. He lived out his final years in Santa Cruz, California.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Compton Brock (1837 - 1926)
  Florence Rachel Cox Brock (1843 - 1925)
 
 Spouses:
  Lovey May Ligon Brock (1894 - 1949)
  May Varney Brock (1891 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  Cecil Marlin Brock (1913 - 1979)*
  Violet Mae Brock Shatto (1915 - 2012)*
  Hyla Mildred Brock Davis (1917 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clarence Ransom Brock (1869 - 1944)*
  Walter F. Brock (1872 - 1881)*
  Wayne M. Brock (1873 - 1881)*
  Claudius Denver Brock (1876 - 1954)*
  Leo L. Brock (1878 - 1903)*
  Hyla Ray Brock Kaczmarek (1882 - 1965)*
  Arthur Brock (1885 - 1887)*
  Chester A. Brock (1888 - 1981)
  Luther A. Horn (1900 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Jamie Heim
Originally Created by: Barry Michie
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112101916
Chester A. Brock
Added by: Jamie Heim
 
Chester A. Brock
Added by: Jamie Heim
 
Chester A. Brock
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