|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1836|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1942|
The Darlington Herald,
Thursday, June 11, 1942
Noah Brock Dies at Age of 105 Years
Darlington mourns the passing of one of its most outstanding citizens, Noah Brock, whose long and interesting life came to a peaceful close, on Wednesday morning, June 11.
Had Mr. Brock lived until August 14, 1942, he would have been 106 years of age.
The town itself took almost a personal pride in the longevity which Mr. Brock was able to attain, and people from all over the United States visited him, curious to know the secret of his good health and long years. He many times said that he ascribed it to careful eating.
At the time of Darlington's Centennial in 1936. Mr. Brock was a real part of the celebration as he too reached his 100th birthday that year.
Mr. Brock's last illness had dated over a period of ten days. He had been unable for two days to read his newspapers but had been able to come to the table for his meals on Tuesday, before his death early Wednesday morning.
Mr. Brock had not only maintained a strong physical body these many years, but was very alert mentally, keeping up on current topics by reading the daily papers, and many quoted him as he in conversation with them made witty and shrewd comments on present day affairs.
He was a veteran of the Civil War, the last surviving one in this part of Indiana, having served in the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee. He was with Co. B of the Tenth Virginia Cavalry, and was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg.
He had two brothers in the Confederate Army and one brother serving in the Union Army.
Born August 11, 1836, at Farmington, North Carolina, the son of William and Frances Evaline Brock, he lived in the south until after the close of the Civil War, where he was married April 10, 1866, and settled first in Johnson county.
They came to Darlington 48 years ago in 1894, and located at their present home 3 miles northeast of town. he was a member of the Christian church.
Four children, William Lee Brock, Sally Painter, Frank and Belle Brock preceded him in death, as did his wife who died January 25, 1936 at the age of 88. Had she lived until April 10, 1936, they would have celebrated their 70th anniversary.
His daughter-in-law Mrs. William Brock, has been very devoted and loyal, living in the Brock home and caring for him, as she has for many years. Her aunt Mrs. Margaret Dorrell has also lived at the Brock home for the past four years.
Surviving Mr. Brock are three grandchildren, Lee painter of Darlington; Belle Dow and Florence Parker of Grand Rapids, Michigan; three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews in North Carolina.
The body was taken to the home of Bert Brainard where it will remain until tonight when it will be removed to the Brock residence.
Funeral services will be set, pending word from Mrs. Sirton Parker who is on a trip in Northern Michigan, and could not be reached immediately.
Frances S. Brock (1806 - 1877)
Emily Adeline Church Brock (1847 - 1936)*
Willie Lee Brock (1867 - 1908)*
Sallie Church Brock Painter (1869 - 1921)*
Francis Richard Brock (1871 - 1917)*
Belle Brock (1876 - 1923)*
Darlington Odd Fellows Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 26, 2008
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Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
Added: Jun. 8, 2013
Darlington IOOF and Darlington Greenlawn are on the same main East-West street in Darlington. One is on the West end of town and the other is on the East end of town. There are 3 Confederate veterans buried in theIOOF -- Noah Monroe Brock, James Q. Shanno...(Read more)|
Added: May. 16, 2012