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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday ~ Dr. Fleet William Brock ~ Physician Killed in Auto Accident


Chief Engineer of Great Southern Company Hurt Seriously


Dr. Fleet William Brock KilledBogalusa, La., Aug. 21---Dr. F. W. Brock, 42 years old, a member of the staff of the Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial hospital here, was killed, and Major J. H. Friend, chief engineer of the Great Southern Lumber Company injured seriously when an automobile in which they were riding from Slidell to Bogalusa overturned at 7:30 o'clock this evening at a curve in the road two miles from Talisheek. An ambulance from the local hospital brought the accident victims to Bogalusa, twenty miles from the scene of the smash.
Dr. Brock and Major Friend had been to New Orleans and returned by train to Slidell late today, then got in the automobile to complete their journey. The car turned over three times in rounding a curve. Dr. Brock's skull was crushed and Major Friend's shoulder and three of his ribs were broken.
Dr. Brock is survived by a wife [2nd Wife] and three children, also three brothers, Jap Brock, state bank examiner; Col. (J. Vol) Brock, district attorney, and Dr. J. L. Brock, coroner of Washington parish. He was a native of Franklinton and has been residing in Bogalusa for many years. Major Friend has been connected with the Great Southern Lumber Company, for a long period, but was absent during the war serving overseas..

Dr. Fleet William Brock was a son of Alexander B. 'Sandy Brock and Sarah Elizabeth 'Sallie' Williams and a grandson of James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis.

Dr. Fleet William Brock was a distant cousin. 

[1] Dr. Fleet William Brock Killed in Auto Accident obituary, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 22 August 1923, Page 17, Col 5.


  1. Sounds like a terrible, tragic accident. That must have been a sharp curve in the road. I believe he had young children at home.

  2. Colleen,
    He had a 11 year old and 9 year old at home. His first wife Maude Draughon passed away on 24 Nov 1920. I have her obit also.

    1. Charlie, I love to read your posts, especially when you write about our shared family!