biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ALONZO ROCKWELL, of Union Township, was born in the State of Vermont, Jan. 11, 1832. Dec. 12, 1858, he was united in marriage with Margaret Vore, a native of Maryland, who was born Nov. 16, 1840. They became the parents of five children: Ida E., born Feb. 23, 1862; Edward W.,Nov. 4, 1864; Milo A., April 4, 1867; Elsie J., June 1, 1869; Walter L., Nov. 29, 1871. The mother of these children died Feb. 18, 1876, and Aug. 16, 1878, he was again married, to Mary E. Hiatt, who was born Sept. 24, 1847. By this marriage then were four children: Karl M., born Aug. 4, 1879; Ruby H., Nov. 15, 1880; Phoebe E., Sept. 26, 1881; Flora B., July 31, 1886. Mr. Rockwell came to Iowa in the year 1858, and settled upon his present farm, consisting of 100 acres of good land, well cultivated, the improvements of which are of the better class, and pursues the occupation of general farming. In his political affiliations he is a Republican; himself and wife are members of the Society of Friends. Alonzo Rockwell is an estimable citizen in the fullest sense of the word. He is of the progressive order of farmers, possessing much push and energy, and has enjoyed a good degree of success in his present business. That he enjoys the confidence of his neighbors and friends is beyond question. His character is in all respects above and beyond reproach.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy