Here’s a transcription of the obituary of Herbert Hershey Hocker (1865—1946), son of Levi and Anna (Frantz) Hocker. Hershey married Sarah J. Bower, daughter of John and Amanda (___) Bower, 1 Apr 1906 in Yoe, Pennsylvania. 1
“H. Hershey Hocker
Funeral services for H. Hershey Hocker, 554 Race Street, who died Tuesday night after a lingering illness at his home, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at 1334 North Second street. The Rev. A.M. Billman, pastor of Fourth Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oberlin Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.
A grocer in the South Harrisburg area for several years, Mr. Hocker was 79 years old and formerly lived in Oberlin.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Sarah J. Hocker, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Hughes, York, and several nieces and nephews.” 2
- H. Hershey Hocker entry, Dauphin County Marriage Records, Book L, Volume 2:229, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, microfilm roll number 1551, Salt Lake City Genealogical Society, Salt Lake Utah. ↩
- H. Hershey Hocker obituary, The Patriot, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 27 Jun 1946, page 9. ↩