The Shelby Democrat
Thursday November 20, 1947
Page 4, column 7
FUNERAL FOR MRS. ROCK, 97,
Mrs. Florence Rock, age ninety-seven, one of the oldest residents of Hanover township and of the entire county, died Friday evening at the home of her grandson, Charles S. Rock, in Greenfield. She had been in failing health for the past several months.
Ninety-seven last August 8, Mrs. Rock had lived in the county throughout her lifetime. She was born just at the edge of Morristown, and in her nearly a century of living had watched the county develop from a wilderness to it present status.
As an infant she rode on old Knightstown railroad east of here, and she rode on the first train to travel along the present B. & O. line through Morristown.
One of her chief interests in life was the famed Diapason Singing Class of Morristown, and she had been president of the organization for the past several years. She also was a devoted member of the Morristown Christian church and formerly taught in the Hanover township schools.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Johnson, she was born in 1850 and attended the Old Union schoolhouse, where her father was the teacher. Later she attended the old Morristown Academy as a pupil of Dr. O. F. Fitch, one of the county’s pioneer teachers.
In 1875 she was married to Charles M. Rock, of Knightstown, and they lived in that town for a few years. The he went into the real estate business in Indianapolis for several years, and they moved back to Morristown 30 years ago when he retired. Mr. Rock died about 18 years ago and Mrs. Rock made her home wither son, Charles S. Rock, until his death five years ago.
Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the L.V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown with the Rev. Herschel Reid, pastor of the Greenfield Christian church officiating. Burial will be made at Asbury cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville RepublicanCharles S. Rock, sixty-four, former restaurant operator of Morristown, died suddenly at his home in Morristown at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Death was due to coronary occlusion.
Thursday, January 21, 1943
C. S. ROCK
DIES AT MORRISTOWN
He was born near Knightstown on January 12, 1879, the son of Charles M. and Florence (Johnson) Rock.
He is survived by the aged mother, with whom he made his home; one son, Charles W. Rock, of Indianapolis, and one grandson, Charles Milton Rock, also of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the L. V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown where friends may call at any time. Burial will be in the Asbury cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming