Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Bunch of Brock Obituaries, Part I

These are a bunch of obituaries for the Brock family, mostly of central Virginia, namely Hanover, Henrico and the city of Richmond. They were part of a research project I did several years ago so I might as well post them here. They are in no particular order. There may also be some associated notes for different people. If you are interested in anyone here, let me know as I probably have a lot on them.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 11, 1918:
"The funeral services of the late Mrs. P. F. Lawrence will take place from the residence, Broad Street Road, Sunday at 4 PM. Burial in the family burying ground."

Beulah was buried on the Old Brock homestead on Broad Street Road in Henrico County. In the early 1980's, all of the graves from that site were moved to Westhampton Memorial Park on Patterson Avenue because of the expanding road.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 31, 1970:
"BASS - Died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970, Mrs. Dorothy Allen Bass, 315 S. Cherry St. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Lee Bass; two sons, Melvin A. and Kenneth E. Glenn; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Brennen, Mrs. Birchie Church; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Oliver, Mrs. Ruth Alise Tucker and Mrs. Elna Ford; one half brother, George W. Brock; 14 grandchildren. Remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall Sts., where services will be held Saturday 1 P.M. with interment in Riverview."

Doris is buried in plat B-B, division 25, row 12, single grave 27 in Riverview Cemetery.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 16, 1956:
"BROCK - Died at a local hospital, Saturday, Oct. 13, 1956, Miss Florence Brock, of 1108 North 36th St. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. W. L. Butler and Mrs. W. B. Drudge. Remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 P. M. Interment in Riverview."

Florence is buried in plat E, section 45, grave 7 of Riverview Cemetery. She does not have a tombstone.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 17, 1937:
"GEORGE W. BROCK - George W. Brock of 115 South Belvidore [sic.] Street died at a local hospital yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. tomorrow at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home; Third and Marshall Streets, with burial on the old Brock homestead, Henrico County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mammie Clarke Brock; two sons, four daughters, one brother and two sisters."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 17, 1937:
"BROCK - Died at a local hospital, August 16, 1937, George W. Brock, of 115 South Belvidere Street. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mammie Clarke Brock; two sons, four daughters, one brother and two sisters. The remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall Streets, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 P. M. Interment on the old Brock Homestead, Henrico County, Va."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 30, 1945:
"Mrs. Mamie Alease Clarke Brock, 228 1/2 South Laurel Street, died Thursday at a Richmond hospital. Final rites will be held at 2 PM Saturday at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, with burial in Riverview Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Carlton Edward Brock, four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Gardner, Mrs. B. A. Tucker, Mrs. Grayson Glenn and Mrs. Earl Ford, two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Wilburn and Mrs. R. E. Murray; three brothers, J. P., W. W., and George E. Clarke, and 13 grandchildren."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 29, 1945:
"MRS. MAMIE C. BROCK - Mrs. Mamie Alease Clarke Brock, 228 1/2 South Laurel St., died Thursday at a Richmond hospital. Final rites will be held at 2 P. M. Saturday at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, with burial in Riverview Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Carlton Edward Brock; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Gardner, Mrs. B. A. Tucker, Mrs. Grayson Glenn and Mrs. Earl Ford; two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Wilburn and Mrs. R. E. Murray; three brothers, J. P., W. W. and George E. Clarke, and 13 grandchildren."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 1, 1949:
"HARVEY L. BROCK - A funeral service for Harvey L. Brock, 79, of 1219 North Twenty-second St., who died Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 3 P. M. Monday at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 1, 1949:
"BROCK - Died, at a local hospital, Friday, April 29, 1949, at 8 P. M., Harvey L. Brock, age 79 years. He is survived by his wife, Anna Farmer Brock, and one sister, Miss Florence Brock. The remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall Streets, where the funeral will be held Monday, at 3 P. M. Interment in Riverview.

Harvey is buried in plat E, section 45, grave 4 of Riverview Cemetery. He does not have a tombstone.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 2, 1954:
"MRS. ANNA F. BROCK - Mrs. Anna Farmer Brock, of 1219 North Twenty-second St., died Friday at her home. She is survived by two nieces. A funeral service will be held at 3 P. M. Sunday at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, with burial in Riverview Cemetery."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 2, 1954:
"BROCK - Died at her residence Friday, Jan. 1, 1953 [sic.], Mrs. Anna Farmer Brock, of 1219 N. Twenty-second St. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. W. B. Drudge and Mrs. W. L. Butler. The remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall, where services will be held Sunday at 3 P. M. Interment in Riverview."

Anna is buried in plat E, section 45, grave 6 of Riverview Cemetery. She does not have a tombstone.

Religious Herald, July 6, 1843:
"DIED, on the 24th instant, at his late residence, 'Aspin Grove,' Henrico county, HENRY BROCK, in the 52d year of his age, after an illness of twelve weeks of liver affection. The deceased was for many years a deacon of the Baptist Church at Deep Run; and it may be truly said he was a man of sound and unshaken faith, and of most stern and unwavering integrity, rendering him thereby uniform in his course of life. He was a kind and affectionate husband, a devoted father, a good neighbor, and most humane master, all of which characteristics, when combined in any human being, make a good citizen. But, he had more - he, it may be truly said, was a Christian, a lover of Jesus Christ, and had an unwavering confidence in God, of which, in his walk and conduct through life, he gave testimony; and in his attachment to his Saviour, who is a safe retreat to all prepared spirits. He has left a wife and seven children, and numerous relations and friends to mourn his loss - but not as those without hope, for their loss is his inestimable gain. 'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, for they shall have a right to the Tree of Life, and shall enter through the gate into the city.'"

Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 2, 1969:
"BROCK - Leslie J. Brock, of 9401 W. Broad St., died Thursday, July 31, 1969. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn F. Brock; five daughters, Mrs. L. R. Thurston, Mrs. H. L. Proffitt, Mrs. Viola Ranes, Mrs. R. A. Mills, Mrs. J. F. Cook; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, 3rd and Marshall, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 1 P. M. Interment in Westhampton Memorial Park."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 7, 1942:
"COTTRELL - Died at her residence, 2016 Venable Street, Tuesday, July 6, 1942, at 8 P. M., Mrs. Julia B. Cottrell, aged 73 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one brother, one sister and one grandson. Funeral notice later."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 7, 1942:
"MRS. JOHN R. COTTRELL - Mrs. Julia B. Cotrell, 73, wife of John Richard Cottrell, of 2016 Venable St., died Monday at her residence. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Butler and Mrs. W. B. Drudge; one sister, Miss Florence Brock; one brother, H. L. Brock, and one grandson, all of Richmond."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 8, 1942:
"MRS. JOHN R. COTTRELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Julia B. Cottrell, 73, wife of John Richard Cottrell, of 2016 Venable St., who died Monday at her home, will be held at 4 P. M. Wednesday at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, with burial in Riverview Cemetery."

Julia is buried in plat E, section 45, grave 3 of Riverview Cemetery. I do not believe that she has a tombstone.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 7, 1950:
"COTTRELL - Died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. B. Drudge, 2105 Fairmount Ave., Friday, January 6, 1950, John R. Cottrell, age 74. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. W. L. Butler and W. B. Drudge; one brother, O. L. Cottrell; a grandson, J. R. Drudge, and two great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 P. M. Interment in Riverview."

John is buried in plat E, section 45, grave 5 of Riverview Cemetery. I do not believe that he has a tombstone.

2 comments:

Joseph said...

I am trying to put together a family tree, trying to find info on the internet as I am new to this . I do remember the name of my great- grandmother, which was Mattie Oliver as in this article, also I recall the Brocks in re: to family. I dont know where to begin so if you have any info , or have any sugestions on where to look please let me know. Thank You, T. Pulley

Kevin Lett said...

Mattie was my great-aunt. Contact me if you would like...

ktlett@virginiafamilytree