Kenneth Schaefer, 1932 – 2018

Source: Rockford Register Star, 1-25-2018

Rockford Labor News – January 10, 1958 p. 3

Source: Rockford Labor News, January 10, 1958, p. 3  This is still easier to read in original print or digital version in Paint.  The digitized version is on Rockford Public Library computers, cover 1917 – 12-31-1965 as of January 2018.  More will be digitized in the future (print copies continue through 2013).

Fehr Graham announces retirement – 2017, Keith Wilson

Source:  The Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2, Jan. 4, 2018

SwedishAmerian Cardiac Rehabilitation – 2017, Paul Logli

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sept. 17, 2017, By Maggie Hradecky

WWII Army – McDevitt, William J. – 2012 obituary

William J. McDevitt, 91, died in his home 11/27/2012.  WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Electrician at Muller Pinehurst 25 years.  Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory.

Source: Rockford Register Star12/2/2012

Graham, Julius

mechanic, bds w s Main St. nr c Morgan St w s

Source: 1866 Rockford City Directory

cotton mills, (Graham & Sons) boards 905 So main St.

Source: 1869 Rockford City Directory

“Julius Graham expires Sunday of ills of age”

married to Emily (Brantingham) organized the Graham Match Co.

survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry S. Needham, a granddaughter and a sister

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/16/1928



Graham, Freeman

not in 1857 City Directory

Source: 1857 Rockford City Directory

1859-60, 1866  City Directory lists Graham as foreman, Talcott, Emerson & Co.

Source: 1859 – 1860 1866 Rockford City Directory

and Julia, and 5 children are in 1860 census here

Source: 1860 Federal Census

came to Beloit in 1855, and engaged in the implement business and 4 sons, Freeman, Byron, Julius and David, launched Graham Cotton Mills, Graham Distillery and paper mills

cotton mills, (Graham & Sons) resident 905 So main St.

Source: 1869 Rockford City Directory pg. 235