Emerson, Mary

Mary Emerson, daughter of Ralph Emerson, married Edward P. Lathrop; her biography, “Mary Emerson Lathrop, 1863 – 1952”  Dewey Dec. R B L 353 is shelved in the Local History collection; includes a picture of Mary and of her husband, and lists her financial gifts and bequests,

page 4  states that she gave large bequests to Rockford College and to Rockford Memorial Hospital

page 20 lists bequests to Wellesley College

page 27 states the bequests to Rockford College exceeded $500,000.

The five daughters of Ralph Emerson donated land and money to Mendelssohn Club.

 

“College Given 5-Acre Wooded River Tract” – 1947 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 5/4/1947 p. 1

J.L. Clark donates 2,900 commemorative Rockford Peaches tins – May 23, 2018

Source:  The Rock River Times  May 23, 2018  vol. 25 no. 32

Catholic grade school merger planned 5/18/1973

Source:   Rockford Morning Star    5/18/1973      Rockfordiana  Parochial School Catholic 2

Catholics seek to ease burden of school costs 1/18/1973

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 1/19/1973    Rockfordiana Parochial Schools Catholic 2

Rolf A. Thienemann, Jr. – 2017 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star,  Sept. 4, 2017

“Philanthropist Aldeen was ‘a great man’ ” – 1997 obituary + article

Source:  Rockford Register Star January 3, 1997

 

Brian Anderson – 1954 – 2017

Source: Rockford Register Star 6/22/2017