George Shock, Well Known, Dies Sunday
Resident of Halfway and 19 years at Haines
“Haines–(Special)–George T. Shock, pioneer resident of Baker County, was born January 19, 1854, at Mexico, MO., and came to the San Luis valley, Colorado, at the age of 20 with his parents, brothers and sisters. The family left Missouri in March 1874, with a party of about 29 other families. They crossed the plains in a caravan of covered wagons driving mostly oxen and bringing their stock and equipment with them. They traveled together to guard against Indians and sought homes in different parts of Colorado.
The Shock family arrived in the San Luis valley in July, 1874, locating about eight miles northwest of the present city of Alamosa, on the Rio Grande River.
At Phelps, MO., on July 24, 1882, he was united in marriage to Mary A. Wallace.
They came to Oregon in the year 1891 and resided in Haines and vicinity for 19 years.
In the year 1910 they moved to Pine valley where he engaged in farming until the year 1927 when they moved to Halfway where they resided since.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shock; Hattie Shock, deceased; Mrs. Lizzie Long, Haines; Jesse Shock, Pine; Melvin Shock, Pine. Six grandchildren, Floyd Long, Mrs. Pansy Maxwell, Georgia May Long and Dora Rose Long, Haines; Mrs. Mabel Dinnick, Halfway; and Mrs. Beulah Bowery Kelso, WA. and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Halfway with Rev. Mae Budd officiating. Interment was held at the Haines cemetery Wednesday afternoon.”
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 14, 1935 page 1
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor