Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck

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Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, United States
Death: May 27, 2018 (73)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Earl Bockstruck and Private

Managed by: Patricia Ann Clark
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About Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck

Lloyd was a wonderful man and a tremendous asset to the Dallas Genealogy Society, the Dallas Public Library, and library patrons who often asked his advice and his suggestions. We will all miss him.

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One of the giants of genealogy has passed away. Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck was a prolific author, genealogy scholar, librarian, educator, and lecturer. He died Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 73.

Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, the son of Harry Earl Bockstruck and Olive Elsie Blakenship, was born at Vandalia, Illinois. He graduated cum laude with an B.A. in Biology and History from Greenville College in 1967. Mr. Bockstruck received an M.A. in Modern European History from Southern Illinois University in 1969, and and M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1973. He received a certificate from the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, in June 1973.

Lloyd was known throughout the genealogy community for his work at the Dallas Public Library. He joined the Library in 1973 and worked there until his retirement. From 1974 to 1991 he also served as an instructor in the School of Continuing Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He was the senior ranking faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, having joined in 1974. For many years, he authored the genealogical column, “Family Tree,” in the Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas.

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Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck's Timeline

1945
May 26, 1945
Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, United States
2018
May 27, 2018
Age 73
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States