RICHARD HORROCKS

RICHARD "DICK" HORROCKS - son of Orelia Michaud & Samuel Horrocks

1894 - Richard was born 3 July 1894 St. Louis, Missouri

1900 - St. Louis census - living with his parents & siblings Joseph & Lawrence

1909 - listed in St. Louis City Directory as a laborer living at 4620 Michigan Ave.  This is the same address as his father.

1910- St. Louis census - living with parents & siblings Lawrence & Joseph & nephew Alexander Weber

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Believe picture was taken at Horrocks residence on Gravois Rd.  My father told me once that when he was a child he used to roller skate down Gravois Rd. when it was just one lane.

1914 - St. Louis City Directory, laborer, residence 4838 Heidelberg Ave.  Same address as his father.

1917 - St. Louis City Directory, elevator, residence 636 Broadway

1917 - WWI Draft Registration Card - residence 316 S. 6th St., elevator operator at Bemis Bag Co., this is the same place of employment as his father.

1919 - St. Louis City Directory, elevator operator, residence 413 S. Broadway

1920 - St. Louis Census -

 

Richard drops out of sight after this.  I remember my father telling me one time when I was a teenager that Richard was a gangster & was killed in a gang fight during prohibition.   I asked my father's sister, aunt Lilian Ziock Palmer, about Richard but all she would say was that he was a gangster & just "disappeared".   I always believed Richard to have died between 1920 & 1925.  However someone found a record of Richard alive & well living in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1942! So apparently he did not die in a blaze of gunfire like originally thought.

 

1942 - WWII Draft Registration Card - unemployed living at 100 Shawmut St., Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachussetts with Mrs. Edith Watneck

 

Richard Horrocks - WWI Draft Registration

Richard Horrocks - WWII Draft Registration
Thank You to Herb Abrams for this document.