I'm working on a little research project concerning the Frock family. I came across your query at rootsweb while poking around.
I recently moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, where I found a plaque in my front yard in honor of Maurice E. Frock. He was the first resident of Washington County to have been killed in World War One. Apparently the family resided near
the site of my house at the time of Maurice’s death in 1918. Information about what happened to Pvt. Frock’s extended family (he had nine brothers and sisters) is limited.
Jacob and Minnie Frock were the parents of Maurice, Alvie, et al. Jacob died in 1918, just months before his son was killed in France. Jacob's obituary frfom the Hagerstown Daily Mail states that he died at age 52. At the time of his death, he was employed as a foreman at the Hess Carriage Company. He is buried at the Dunkard Church Cemetary at Rocky Ridge, though I have not been there yet to confirm that. The most recent information I could find about Minnie Frock was that after being widowed she lived in a house on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown, and supported the household as a basketweaver. I learned this from the Census enumeration for 1920.
I have been invited to a special tour of the American Legion Post Museum. The post is named after Morris Frock (a misspelling of Maurice).
I would appreciate any light you could shed upon whatever happened to the Frocks after 1920. If this is indeed your family, of course I’ll send a copy of all the results of my little project. My hope was to have something written in time for
observance of Maurice’s birthday, which will be April 9. By the way, I’ve written also to a Roy Frock in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, and a Norvel Frock in Philadelphia.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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