Veterans Who Have Passed–John Burpee Whitehead

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 19, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–James J. Mays

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 5, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed: Joan Marie (Ralston) Duchon

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 2, 2020.

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.

 

“College Given 5-Acre Wooded River Tract” – 1947 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 5/4/1947 p. 1

On the Waterfront, color promotional brochure/card – 2011

Source:  Promotional card/flyer produced through On The Waterfront Inc

 

 

 

Eldridge H. E. Gilbert, 1967 and “Gilberts Visit Africa, Mideast” 1969

Sources: Eldridge H. E. Gilbert, Rockford Morning Star 4/20-21/1967

“Gilberts visit Africa, Mideast” Rockford Morning Star 1/11/1969

 

Frances “Fran” (Dodaro) Castrogiovanni – 2013 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 9/8/2013