James Williams – Civil War, African-American

James Williams

Source:  African Americans in Early Rockford 1834-1871 by John Molyneaux, copyright 2000, printed by Rockford Litho Center, Rockford, IL


James Williams photo

Source:  Rockford Morning Star newspaper, Sept. 18, 1919


Bombard, Howard C.

Howard C. Lombard

Born Feb. 2, 1920, in Harvard, IL., the son of Clayton and Mary (Kinney) Bombard.

He married in 1944, in Los Angeles, CA.

Howard served in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, in the South Pacific.

Self-employed barber 52 years.

Former member Mauh-nah-tee-see Country Club.

Died Dec. 31, 2014 in Presence St. Anne Center.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation; Holy Family Catholic Church; Private entombment in Calvary Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Jan. 4, 2015