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Rock, Joseph C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 10/7/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. G, 6th VT INF, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 8/23/66

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1843, Northfield, VT
Death: 01/26/1921

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Haberuvi/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 141688897

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/24/1890, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: Died in New York, NY

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Joseph C. Rock

Joseph C. Rock died at his residence, 1340 Madison avenue, January 26, at the age of 75, after a lingering illness of seven months. Mr. Rock was general agent of the United States Asphalt Refining Co. and was for many years an official of the Barber Asphalt Co. He was one of the pioneers of the asphalt paving business and introduced this class of pavement throughout many cities in the United States twenty-five and thirty years ago and on this account he was well known throughout the country. He also was president of a company which did a large amount of asphalt paving for the borough of Manhattan.

At the outbreak of the Citil War, although only 15 years of age, Mr. Rock joined a Vermont regiment and served throughout the Civil War.

Subsequently he was connected with several government departments in Washington and while with the Bureau of Engineering in the District of Columbia he removed to New York in 1889 to accept the post of secretary with the Barber Asphalt Paving Co.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth R. Brackett, and several brothers and sisters.

The interment was at Washington, D. C., Saturday, January 29.

Public Works, Vol. 50, NO. 7, p. 150.

Contributed by Heidi McColgan.