Source: Rockford To-Day 1904
Published by The Rockford Morning Star
The Clark Company Press 1903
Source: Rockford Register Star, June 30, 2019
Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/4/1978; by Tom Schafer
“The mayor said he is also contemplating a restaurant and liquor tax to help pay the local share” [was this via Home Rule? Did Mayor McGaw run for re-election? Was he re-elected?]
Source: Rockford Register-Republic 9/30/1974
also, Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers-1, p 65
Source: Rockford Morning Star March 6, 1945
Source: The Rockford Republic newspaper Sept. 9, 1920, Page 1
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
1310 So. Main, W.R.
Source: 1880 Rockford City Directory
renovated, ready to reopen 1935
Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/5/1935 & Rockfordiana “Liquor Traffic”
2 articles “Byron Graham, Old Distiller, Dies Today” married Miss Mary L. Hyatt at Emmanuel church Feb 12, 1863. Two children.
Source: Rockford Register Republic 11/16/1922 & Rockfordiana-Biography-Graham
bkkpr res w s of Winnebago, near Kent St on w s
Source: 1866 City Directory
agent, (Emerson & Co.) residence No. 1003 South Winnebago St.
Source: 1869 Rockford City Directory
Source: photo from Pablo Korona Our City, Our Story on www.facebook.com October 2013