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I have changed his name, Rufus Marion to Rufus Marvin. My father, Rufus Lee, said that his father's middle name was Marvin but I left it at Marion because I had only seen it as Marion. I found his military records and he was listed as Rufus Marvin. Thus, I made the change.
Rufus Marvin was the second of 9 children born to Patrick Henry, AKA "Pat" and Jessie Adaline, AKA "Addy" (Morgan) Brock. He was born December 16, 1909 in Alabama. He was born into a farming family, but he had no desire to farm. In 1929 he met and married Miss Bizzie Lee Beard in Keener, Alabama.
Like his brothers he did a tour in the Navy during the war. When he returned home he was still not interested in farming. He found work in a factory, and when it announced it would be building a factory in Indiana, he and his family moved north. This was in 1950. His eldest son was 15.
Seymour Daily Tribune - November 21, 1984
Rufus M. Brock
Rufus M. Brock, 74, of 721 E. Third St. in Seymour died at 11:14 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Jackson County Hospital at Seymour after being ill six weeks.
Mr. Brock had retired from Arvin Industries.
Funeral will begin at 1:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Voss Funeral Home at Seymour with the Revs. William Klakamp and Vernon Pruiett officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery at Seymour.
Persons may call at the funeral home after 11:30 a.m. today.
Born Dec. 16, 1909, at Collinsville, Ala., Mr. Brock was a son of Pat and Adline Morgan Brock. he moved from Alabama to Jackson County in 1950.
He is survived by his wife, the former Bizzie Lee Beard, who he married at Gadston, Ala., on Nov. 13, 1929.
Mr. Brock was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.
A member of Calvary Baptist Church at Seymour, he was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Rufus M. Brock in the 1930's
Rufus in the Navy during the war.
- ↑ Obituary, in Familytwigs/Obituary, Secondary quality.
- ↑ Gravestone, in Familytwigs/Grave Photo, Primary quality.
- Family Bible of Bizzie Lee Brock, in Familytwigs/Bible, Primary quality.
- Brock, Rufus M. 1920 U.S. Census, in 1920 U.S. Census, Sheet No. 7B, January 16, 1920, Primary quality.
1920 Census: DeKalb County, Alabama
January, 16, 1920
Brock, H. Patrick 35, Brock, Addie 34, Brock, George W. 12, Brock, Rufus M. 10, Brock, Otto F. 7, Brock, Irene 3, Brock, Leonard H. 1
- Will, in Last Will and Testament of Rufus M. Brock, December 27, 1979, Primary quality.
- Brock, Rufus M. 1930 US Census, in 1930 US Census, Sheet No. 7 B + 8 A, Primary quality.
Beard, Chas P 1930 US Census
Cox Precinct No.11, Etowah County, Alabama
Sheet No. 7 B + 8 A
Dwelling 118 Family 119
Chas P Beard 43 Farmer Farm
Ada M Beard 41
Zelma Haney 18
Louis L Beard 15
Frank P Beard 11
John H Beard 8 (page 8 A)
Bertha M Beard 4
Leonard H Beard 3
Francis E Beard 1
Rufus Brock 20 Farmer Farm
Bessie L Brock 21
- Brock, Rufus M. U.S. City Directories, in U.S. City Directories, 1950, Secondary quality.
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories (Beta)
[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Ancestry.com - U.S. City Directories (Beta) - Rufus Brock
Record URL: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dllh=551429365&db=USDirectories&indiv=try
Name: Rufus Brock
Residence Year: 1950
Street Address: 684 S O'Brien
Residence Place: Seymour, Indiana
Occupation: Mach Opr
Publication Title: Seymour, Indiana, City Directory, 1950
- Brock, Rufus M. 1940 US Census, in 1940 US Census, Sheet No. 8 B, Primary quality.
Brock, Rufus 1940 US Census
Elec. Reg.5, Van Buren, Dekalb County, Alabama
Sheet No. 8 B
Rufus Brock 30 Farmer Farm
Bizzie Lee 30
Rufus Lee 9
Marcell (Morris) 2
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