“Add-Mi-Too Cagers Win Again _ Mutuals and B – C also cop” – 1921

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Source:  Rockford Morning Star, February 10, 1921

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508 South Main Street

508 South Main Street

John Bartlett, Boarder

Chaney Chindahl, cabinet maker, Boarder

Henry Gould, miller, Boarder

____ Hill, employed at Hill & Shephardson, Boarder

Andrew Kennedy, papermaker, Boarder

Thomas Kennedy, papermaker, Boarder


Source:  1876 Rockford City Directory

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