Harry Blakely not Forgotten in African-American Music Month

Source:  Rockford Register Star, March 28,1985, p. 8B.

“Civil War Vets Bury 16 During Period of One Year” – 1930

Source:: The Rockford Morning Star May 31, 1930

Grand Army of the Republic

above, 6 ton boulder in the courthouse yard dedicated yesterday by women’s relief corps of the Nevius Post #1, G.A.R. with bronze plate bearing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address above right, photo of youngest local veteran of Civil War: Rev. W. H. Tuttle, Belvidere

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/12/1920

Grand Army of the Republic

Postcard  Logan Fife and Drum Corps Rockford, Illinois leading the parade at the National G.A.R. Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa September 1922

Source: Postcard property of Rockford Public Library Patron

 

Grand Army of the Republic

“Committees Named For Memorial Day” R.K. Welsh Will Make the Address. Exercises will be held on May 30, at the West Side Cemetery.

The John A. Logan camp of the Sons of Veterans  will go to Cherry Valley on Sunday to assist with…

General Chairman – Marcus A. Norton, General Secretary J.G. Manlove

Seats and Stands – Walter Van Alstyne, chm., Ed Ridgley, L. Hickox, S. Johnson, G.D. Brown

Decorating stand – S. F. Steffa, chm., William Andrews, J. L. McLain, D.W. Evans

Decorating Graves – V.D. Woodruff, A.N. Hoffman, J.N. Lillie, chairmen, Egbert Phelps, Martin Rhoades

H.H. Stone,John Beatson, W.F. Hudler, R.H. Burritt, C.H.C. Dagwell, Daniel Sullivan, H.R. Edwards,

B.F Lee, V.M. Wheeler, R.C. Norton, A.J. Dobson, James Chalmers, G.C. Bailey, William Buck,

F.E. Hubbell, D.C. Richards, A. Holmquist, S.A. Cummings, J.W. Mitchell, D.W. Day, N.C. Burroughs

Source: Rockford Republic 5/9/1911