Person:Rufus Brock (6)

Rufus Marvin Brock
b.16 DEC 1909 AL
d.18 NOV 1984 Jackson Co., IN
m. 5 FEB 1906
  1. George Washington BROCK1908 - 1953
  2. Rufus Marvin Brock1909 - 1984
  3. Otto Frank BROCK1912 - 1933
  4. Jewell BROCK1913 - 1917
  5. Irene Matilda BROCK1916 - 2003
  6. Leonard Mcwhorter BROCK1918 - 1986
  7. Paul Henry BROCK1921 - bef 2005
  8. Warner Hardin BROCK1923 - 2003
  9. Calvin Lee BROCK1925 - 1992
m. 13 Nov 1929
  1. Living BROCK
  2. Rufus Lee Brock1931 - 2006
  3. Infant BROCK1936 - 1936
  4. Morris L. Brock1937 - 2007
  5. Margaret Ann Brock1941 - 1962
Facts and Events
Name Rufus Marvin Brock
Gender Male
Birth? 16 DEC 1909 AL
Marriage 13 Nov 1929 Keener, ALto Bizzie Lee Beard
Death[1] 18 NOV 1984 Jackson Co., IN
Burial[2] 21 NOV 1984 Riverview Cemetary, Seymour, Jackson Co., IN
Reference Number? 1890



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.

Adult Years

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.



  1. Obituary, in Familytwigs/Obituary, Secondary quality.
  2. Gravestone, in Familytwigs/Grave Photo, Primary quality.
  3.   Family Bible of Bizzie Lee Brock, in Familytwigs/Bible, Primary quality.
  4.   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
    Sheet 7-B
    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

  5.   Will, in Last Will and Testament of Rufus M. Brock, December 27, 1979, Primary quality.
  6.   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
    Boaz Road

    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

  7.   Brock, Rufus M. U.S. City Directories, in U.S. City Directories, 1950, Secondary quality. U.S. City Directories (Beta)
    [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. - U.S. City Directories (Beta) - Rufus Brock
    Record URL:

    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

  8.   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
    Dwelling 153

    Rufus Brock 30 Farmer Farm
    Bizzie Lee 30
    Rufus Lee 9
    Robert 6
    Marcell (Morris) 2