Millard Lee Brock (1873-1952)

son of Carlo Brock & Polly Jackson

Md. 1st Dicy Combs (1881-1902), 2nd Lavina "Viney" Hicks (1885-1949)

 See Pedigree Chart of Millard Lee Brock & Dicy Combs




Millard & Viney Brock's tombstones, Franklin Ceme.




He md. 1st Dicy L. Combs (misspelled Hombs), 1 Jan 1897 in Leslie Co., KY at the home of D. F. Hamilton, witnessed by Harden Williams & Jack Williams:

He md. 2nd Lavina Hicks abt 1903. She was a ahigh school student when passing by the house where Millard's motherless child (after Dicy's death) played in the yard. She would stop and talk to the 2-3 y.o., and that's how she met Millard. Viney was the Grandma Brock the grandchildren knew and loved.



Census: 14 JUN 1900 Butler Dist., Wayne Co., WV:

household 170-172, Millard Brock head b. Dec 1873 age 26 married
3 years b. KY, father and mother b. KY, mos. not employed 2,
farmer, cannot read or write, owned mortgaged farm; Dicey Brock
wife b. Mar 1881 age 19 married 3 years, children born to this
mother 2 living 2, b. KY, father and mother b. KY, can read and
write; Bertha daughter b. Jan 1898 age 2 b. KY-KY-KY; Roy E.
son b. May 1900 age 1 mo. b. WV-KY-KY.

Two doors away was Millard's mother Polly (Shepherd Brock Akers) Ratliff b. Feb
1855, age 45, married 10 years, b. KY father VA mother KY,
farmer owned farm free of mortgage, could read and write; and

Census: 1920 Lincoln Co., WV:

Millard L. Brock 50 b. KY, Vinie 34 KY, Golden 19 and all
children b. WV: Clara 15, Bessie 11, Carlo 10, Bernie 8, Alma
5, Lula 3 8/12, Paton S. 1 10/12

Some of their children died young and are buried near their parents in Franklin Ceme. by 2 Mile Church:




In addition, Millard's sister Lizzie Adkins is buried there 


Millard got into a fight at the the Lincoln Co., WV polling place with a 38 year old man named Baby Face something. Millard was evidently very opinionated and very good at holding a grudge for decades. He took his cane, hit this man over the head (breaking the cane in three places) and turned, took two steps, and fell dead on 2 Nov 1952. According to his birthdate in the 1900 census, he was 26, born Dec 1873; so he died age 78, nearly 79 years old. In 1920 he was said to be 50. Millard was illiterate.



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