Tarnow, Virgil K.

Born March 10, 1933, in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Orville and Leona Tarnow.

Virgil graduated from La Porte High School and Tri-State University Angola, Indiana.

He was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army 1953-1955.

He was an electrical engineer in several cities, including Barber-Colman in Rockford.

He died July 29, 2014, in his home, in Rockford.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory; Memorial service at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Inurnment at Hanna Cemetery, Hanna, Indiana.

Source:  Rockford Register Star July 30, 2014.


Main St., North, 973

Main St., N., 973  V

House built 1902-1903

Original owner: Mrs. Eva A. Works, widow of Attorney Charles A. Works, who resided in this house from 1903 though 1919.

She is listed in the 1930 Federal Census as owning a farm in Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming.  She died May 19, 1934.

The house was sold to Dr. Dudley W. Day in (approximately) 1919-1920. He is listed as the owner in 1920.

Photographer: Jan Carter, July 2014.

Source of text: 1903-4 through 1920 Rockford City Directories.

Ester, Laverne “Shorty”


Born April 15, 1927, in DeKalb, Illinois, son of Willie and Ila (Roland) Ester.

Graduate of Kirkland High School.

Veteran of WWII.

Engaged in farming since 1949.

Died July 21, 2014.

Olson Funeral Quiram Funeral Home, Kirkland

Kirkland United Methodist Church; Maple Cemetery in Kirkland.

Source: Rockford Register Star July 24, 2014