Loch, Rudolph.

Biography

Loch, Rudolph John. (Lock; Toch, Ray); b. October 21, 1913, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Polish American; father John Lock (1887-1963), mother Josephine Gonsiorek (1892- 1932)Elementary school education; Single; Miner and Driver; CP December 1936; Received Passport# 371284 on March 3, 1937 which listed his address as Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and 914 Market Street, Wheeling, West Virginia; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 24, 1937; Served with the Albacete Auto Park; XV BDE; Regt. de Tren; XIV BD, TransportE; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; Married Lottie Crape (1915-2005) in 1943 in Marshall, West Virginia; WW II US Army, enlisted March 29, 1944; d. April 17, 1988, Moundsville, West Virginia, buried in the Riverview Cemetery in Moundville, West Virginia.
Sibling: brothers Frank Loch (1913-?), Stanley Robert Loch (1921-1992), sister Irene Loch (1914-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 385, ll. 152, XIV BDE, Servicio Transporte; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #150946772. Code A
Photographs: Rudolph Loch in Spain. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 937; and From a group picture of volunteers returning aboard the Paris on December 15, 1938. Rudolph Loch. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 2, Folder 44. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.