Red Cross Funds – 1944, from Green River Ordnance Plant workers

Source: The Green RIver News, employee newspaper of The Green River Ordnance Plant (GROP), Dixon IL, March 24, 1944

“S-W Corp., operators of GROP, Contribute $17400 to war fund of Red Cross” – 1944

Source: The Green River NEws, employee newspaper of the Green River Ordnance Plant, Dixon, Illinois, March 10, 1944

On loan from private collection

“Many Rockford Junior Leaguers Aiding War Effort…” 1944



Source:  Rockford Morning Star Feb. 13, 1944


1211 Harlem Boulevard

1211 Harlem Boulevard

Residence of Julia Morley Brand, who died Monday, November 28, 1994 in her residence after a short illness

She was born November 3, 1903 in Saginaw, MI, daughter of Ralph Chase and Lucy Burrows Morley

She lived 67 years in Rockford, moving from Saginaw

She married Arthur Barnard Brand in Saginaw on October 8, 1927; he predeceased her in 1968

Julia Brand attended Second Congregational Church and was a member of the Rockford Women’s Club, the Monday Club, the Rockford Country Club, the Rockford Red Cross Motor Corps

She was a member and past president of the Rockford Junior League.  Rockford College and the Rockford Public Library were special interests

Graduate of Vassar College in 1926

Survivors include her sons, Michael Morley Brand of Portland, OR; Peter Barnard Brand, Roxbury, VT; and Stewart Burrows Brand, Sausalito, CA; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren

She was predeceased by her daughter, Claire Brand Sampson in 1991

Memorial Service at Gordon Chapel at Second Congregational Church with Reverend Dean Dalrymple officiating. Burial in Saginaw, MI.  Arrangements by Burpee-Wood Funeral Home; Memorials to American Cancer Society

Julia Brand Obituary, 1994
Julia Brand Obituary, 1994


Source:  Rockford Register Star, 12/04/1994

1211 Harlem Boulevard

1211 Harlem Boulevard

Residence of Arthur Bernard Brand, who died Monday, March 18, 1968 in Rockford Memorial Hospital

He was born December 25, 1903 in Saginaw, MI to Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brand

He lived over 40 years in Rockford, moving from Saginaw

He was married to the former Julia Morley in Saginaw on October 8, 1927

He was past president of Cummings, Brand and McPherson advertising agency

Arthur Brand was a member of the Rockford Country Club, the University Club, the Otsego Ski Club, Midwest Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scholarship Board, and was very active in the Red Cross Amateur Radio Network and the Military Affiliate Radio Service

Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1926

Survived by his widow, Julia Brand; his daughter, Mrs. Donald Sampson of Alexandria, VA; and his sons, Michael M. Brand of Portland, OR; Peter B. Brand at Albany Medical College, Albany NY; and Stewart B. Brand, Menlo Park, CA; one sister, Emily H. Brand, and ten grandchildren

Arthur B. Brand Obituary 1968
Arthur B. Brand Obituary 1968


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 03/20/1968