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.


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Medication Collection – June 9 2018

Source: The Rock River Times. May 30, 2018, page 11

Allie Dodge – 1890’s, circa 1900 photos plus

“everyone gets sick at the Dodge home – life of an 1890’s teenager”

from the 1891 journal of Roscoe teenager, Allie Dodge (McCurry)

Allie was born on a Roscoe farm in 1875. The house and barn still stand on McCurry Rd.

Her husband, Kay McCurry, her parents and other family members are buried in Roscoe Cemetery.

She died in Beloit Hospital in 1962.

Bob Lawhorn has saved her writings and has transcribed them.


Source: Senior Courier, September 2010