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Private Collection 23.25" X 27" (Attrib.) with Certificate Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming , in 1912, the youngest of five sons. His parents, Stella May (nae McClure) and LeRoy Pollock, were born and grew up in Tingley, Iowa , and were educated at Tingley High School. Pollock's mother is interred at Tingley Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa . His father had been born with the surname McCoy, but took the surname of his adoptive parents, neighbors who adopted him after his own parents had died within a year of each other. Stella and LeRoy Pollock were Presbyterian ; they were of Irish and Scots-Irish descent, respectively. LeRoy Pollock was a farmer and later a land surveyor for the government, moving for different jobs. Stella, proud of her family's heritage as weavers, made and sold dresses as a teenager. In November 1912, Stella took her sons to San Diego; Jackson was just 10 months old and would never return to Cody



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