|Nov-05-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Pittsburgh player who wrote a play called "The Living Age", which opened in New York in 1882 to very poor reviews.|
|Oct-18-13|| ||Stonehenge: "Bock beer is an agreeable beverage in warm weather; but a Bock play is not desirable at any season of the year."|
Note the names of Labourdonais and Mackenzie.
|Feb-09-15|| ||Stonehenge: Is this our guy?
"He was married to Jessaline Rogers":
Rogers died Aug. 19 1917, aged 53.
|Mar-07-16|| ||zanzibar: <Stonehenge> Ha! I was just about to post the exact same. |
Yes, quite likely it is the same... also check out:
|Mar-07-16|| ||zanzibar: https://books.google.com/books?id=p...|
<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very bood fellow.>
|Mar-07-16|| ||zanzibar: https://books.google.com/books?id=Z...|
Here, our good Mr. Bock is naming characters after LaBourdonnais and Mackenzie.
In fact, he attempts murder on Mackenzie and fails.
|Mar-08-16|| ||zanzibar: Here's an obit linking him to Booth, etc., putting him as 71 in 1916.|
(right-most column, 5th from bottom)
I think that pretty much confirms it.
There's also an interesting tidbit in <The Chess Player's Chronicle> about him and the great fire.
|Mar-08-16|| ||zanzibar: https://books.google.com/books?id=p...|
<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very good fellow.>
(correction to above)
|Mar-08-16|| ||Stonehenge: I have found his DOB here:
|Mar-08-16|| ||zanzibar: <Stonehenge> gg.
Also, check out the tidbit here, 2nd column, bottom:
The Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 6, p238 (17th May, 1882(?!))