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BOCKES, Mary

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BOCKES, Mary. (Luxembourg, Europe, Sept. 27, 1879--Dubuque, IA, Oct. 12, 1973). Bockes and her husband were among the first florists to operate a vegetable and flower stall at the Dubuque Market Place. They also owned and operated a landscaping and nursery service that remained in the Bockes family more than eighty-two years.

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Obituaries. Telegraph-Herald, October 12, 1973, p. 6