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.


“State’s IOUs pinch ambulance services” – 2013, Recession/Recovery

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/21/2013  by Dean Olsen


“Resignations, pay cuts at Heartland” – 2012, Recession/Recovery

Source:  Rockford Register Star 5/26/2012

“Pension debt’s real-people effect moments” – 2013 Recession/Recovery

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/14/2013


“Charity turns people away” – 2013, State delayed payment, $11M IOU

Source:  Rockford Register Star 3/25/2013


MetroCentre, 1987 – “Centre $220,000 in the hole, so far”

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/16/1987

“Hardware makers see strong year” – 1971

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 12/29/1971, p. A3

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 12/29/1971