“Factory Cagers in Close Tilts” – 1946, R.I.A.A. Industrial League


Source:  Rockford Register-Republic Nov. 20, 1946

Lincoln Jr. High School, 1941 – Boys Cookery Club, Aeroplane Club

Source:  Lincoln Jr. High School, 1941 Abe’s Album, page 78

Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide – 11/30/1948

Rockford Sports 11-30-48

Source: Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide 11/30/1948, Vol. 5, No. 48

Rockford Sports 1948 - 2


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“R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play” – 7-15-1956, Softball

R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play

Source:   Rockford Morning Star July 15, 1956

Lena M. Barnes

Mrs. Lena M. Barnes, widow of B. John Barnes

Died 01/08/1938 in Winnebago County of uterine cancer and uremic poisoning

Burpee-Wood Funeral Home, Greenwood Cemetery

Death certificate signed by Dr. Countryman on 01/11/1938

Residence at 1322 Harlem Boulevard




Beefsteak Club

“Beefsteak Club Plans For Dinner – Two outings a month decided on – Ladies as guests”

“Annual party – January 19th – Entertainment committee appointed – Officers re-elected at business session – Ladies arrange for dinner.”

The annual meeting of the Beefsteak Club was held with President W. F. Barnes at his home on North Main Street last night

The club will have two outings a month this season and both will be ladies nights

The Beefsteak Club is the oldest of the outings clubs, being formed about 20 years ago.  (ie about 1890)

Original members of the club have reached an age when indulgence in a baseball game every Wednesday during the summer is too strenuous, reduced to second and fourth Wednesday

Members would not hear of abandoning the club as too strong a bond of fellowship has been wielded by twenty years of association

32 members enjoyed dinner at the Barnes home last night.  Dinner was laid in the Billiards Room

Dinner was followed by a smoker and the business session

Re-elections:  William F. Barnes, President; Chandler Starr, Vice President; E. M. St. John, Secretary; and Dr. Sanford Catlin, Treasurer

Wednesday evening, January 19th was selected for the mid-winter picnic at Unity Hall, at the corner of North Main and Mulberry

While the men were dining at the Barnes home, their wives were dining at the Thadwa (University Club)

Mrs. E. E. Bartlett was chosen Chairman of the supper committee


Source:  Rockford Morning Star, 01/06/1910