Fred Bliss, Former Durand Fire Chief, Dies At 84

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 8, 2020.

Jesse A. Barloga – 1947

Born Jesse August Barloga, to Henry and Otilla Hedke Barloga, 4 sisters

Served with Rockford’s Co. K. during Mexican Border Campaign

Member Rockford Country Club, University Club, 32nd degree Mason

Member Second Congregational Church

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 5/28/1947


Eldridge Gilbert (Reverend) – 1991 obituary plus article

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2 -1 – 1991




Wilson W. Burson, son of the knitting co. founder – 1933

Wilson W Burson

Source:  Rockford Morning Star March 11, 1933

Burson, W.W.

Hiram H. Atwood

Hiram H. Atwood

“Atwood Reunion Is Attended By Many”

Photograph of Hiram Atwood

Residence: 323 Park Avenue, Rockford

Born 03/31/1839 in West Fairview, PA

Parents: Charles W. Atwood and Sarah Elizabeth Dunbar Atwood

Moved to Winnebago County in 1842

Member of 74th Illinois Infantry

Married Sarah Elizabeth Miller in 1870 in Rockford

Moved to Iowa, Wisconsin, Dakota and Nebraska

32nd Degree Mason, Oddfellow

Eastern Star, White Shrine


Source:  Rockford Public Library “Rockfordiana” Files, Biographies, 06/28/1928

Leach, Arvil “Boon”

Born Feb. 22, 1929 in Biggers. Arkansas, son of John and Clare (Vassar) Leach

Owned and operated Arvil Leach Painting for 45 years

32nd Degree Mason for 40 year

Died March 29, 2014 in Rockford

Delehanty Funeral Home

Source: Rockford Register Star April 2, 2014