Nursing Homes, 1978 – listed in phone book yellow pages

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Source:  Illinois Bell Telephone Directory for Rockford and Loves Park for 1978

 

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Johnson, Erick W.

Erick W. Johnson 94, 1814 S 5th St., died Tuesday June 16, 1970 in Alma Nelson Manor after a short illness Born August 7, 1875 in Sweden. Lived 51 years in Rockford, coming here from Evanston. Married to the former Ellen Olson in Evanston Nov 13, 1904. Emp National Lock 27 years. Fred C Olson Mortuary, Zion Lutheran Church, burial in Arlington Memorial Park.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/17/1970

Johnson, August J.

August J. Johnson owner and farmer of sizable acreage just north of Greater Rockford Airport, died Thursday after long illness 96, maintained his home address at 2301 – 15th Ave., died in Alma Nelson Manor. leased the ground for Camp Grant to the gov’t. pre WW I, got the land back in 1923 most of the land was unsuitable for farming (1923) because the soil was dotted with foundations. Farmed the land since 1912. Arrived from Sweden in 1893. Also sold properties to Sanitary Dist, state for US 20 Bypass married to the former Augusta K. Johnson in Beloit, Wis April 3, 1897 She died 8/1/1961 2 daughters: Mrs. Florence Fosberg, Rockford and Mrs.(Ellen) Clayton Bargren, Atlanta, Ga.

Source: 06/06/1970 & Rockford Morning Star 12/21/1922  page 2 (Announce Marriage of Clayton Bargren & Ellen Johnson)