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John K. Jocks

Big Six

1894 – 1963

 

 

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Update from Peter J. Stacey – a grandson of John K. Jock

He was my Grandfather- the name “Big Six ” was because in his day, at well over six feet tall and 250 lbs, he towered over everyone else, He was also the best all around athlete Kahnawake ever had. A master at golf, football, baseball and Lacrosse.

 

 

August 6, 2010 - Posted by | . | ,

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  1. Big Six? There MUST be a story behind this…I wonder what it is?

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    Comment by Beth | August 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Beth – I’ve been trying to figure it out. The only reference I’ve found with this nickname is in a list of “players”. I’m thinking he was on a lacrosse team. The term “six-pack” usually refers to a hard stomach. I’m going to come back to it when I finish getting these other headstones up!
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. He was my Grandfather- the name “Big Six ” was because in his day,at well over six feet tall and 250 lbs,he towered over everyone else, He was also the best all around athlete Kahnawake ever had. A master at golf, football,baseball,and Lacrosse

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    Comment by peter j stacey | November 18, 2011 | Reply

    • I think I have a connection to John jocks, do you have his family tree?
      My grandfather was from that area , and I was told that some one in my lineage was named jocks , when he married my grandmother in Buffalo ,NY the marriage certificate said ” Louie McDonald” married in 1912 , he was born in 1885.
      Family legend is unclear if he changed his name or if his father’s name was McDonald.
      In the early 1950’s my father went to Canada and met John Jocks who I believe is a first cousin, his birth would be with in a few years of my grandfather . I’d love to know more. No relatives are alive to answer. Glenn

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      Comment by Glenn McDonald | May 1, 2016 | Reply

    • I met “Big Six” on the reservation while visiting with my father ( whose father Louis was born and raised there and a relative of “Big Six”. As a young girl I was struck by how much my father, who was younger, looked like him.

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      Comment by Lois McDonald Kleinkauf | May 2, 2016 | Reply


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