Brock

Brock

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Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769-1812, British general, Canadian hero of the War of 1812. A British army officer, he was sent to Canada in 1802 and was given command (1806) of Upper and Lower Canada. He strengthened defenses and made plans for a navy. In 1811 he was made major general and was appointed administrator of Upper Canada. At the outbreak of war, Brock joined forces with Tecumseh on the Western frontier and moved against Detroit. He captured Gen. William Hull's army (1812) and gained control of the upper lakes. For this he received a knighthood and the title "hero of Upper Canada." After Detroit he successfully defended Queenston Heights on the Niagara frontier, but was killed while leading a charge.

See study by S. H. Adams (1957).

Brock, Sir Thomas, 1847-1922, English sculptor. One of the leading sculptors under the reign of Victoria, he enjoyed a long and successful career. He became an Academician in 1891 and was knighted in 1911. His bust of Longfellow (Westminster Abbey); his colossal Victoria Memorial, in front of Buckingham Palace; and his equestrian statue, Black Prince (Leeds), are notable examples of his work.
Brock is a village in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 162 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Brock is located at (40.480194, -95.959910).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 162 people, 68 households, and 43 families residing in the village. The population density was 521.1 people per square mile (201.8/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 247.7/sq mi (95.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.06% White, 3.09% Native American, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $28,000. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,999. About 12.5% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those sixty five or over.

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