Born August 20, 1925 into a sea-faring family, Jack Brock
was preceded by four generations of Brocks holding their captain's papers for American vessels.
He served honorably in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
After that, he
trained in the fine Arts and pursued a career as a painter.
At one time, he
own school of Art in Marietta, Georgia.
Upon moving to Hawaii in the 1960¹s and becoming a pioneer SCUBA diver, he became the collector for the Waikiki Aquarium, holding that position for several years.
Still painting today, his
landscapes, nudes, and still lifes can be found in art collections across America.
father and grandfather are both remembered as great raconteurs, his
story telling abilities may be inherited.
In any event, this writing was a labor of love in both the researching of his
family¹s history and the filling in of some gaps.
Bare annals fail to show motivation for historical events but when the characters are fleshed out, as they are here, they begin to make sense.
has written quite a tale while illuminating scenes of American history!