Veterans Who Have Passed: Douglas E. Nelson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 24, 2019.

Rockford’s Hale Takes Lead with Sinatra

Source:  Rockford Morning Star, February 6, 1944.

Barbara Hale is in her first leading role opposite Frank Sinatra in “Higher and Higher.”  That movie

will have its Midwest Premier at the Coronado Theatre.

Education, Business and Social Interests Important to First African-Americans

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.

 

“Saint Ambrogio Club Marks 100 Years in South Rockford” – 2018, Val DeCastris

Source:  Market Street Press, June 2018 by Val DeCastris

Anstedt, H. Jackson, 1926 – 2018 – obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/21/2018