Barbour, Wiliam Blackney

“Pneumonia Fatal to W.B. Barbour At The Age of 72” of 612 North Main St., died after one week illness of Pneumonia. Born in Ireland in 1848, came to Rockford at age 10. Entered the employment of Charles W. Brown and Harry N. Starr in dry goods store. He and his brother, the late John C. Barbour succeeded Brown and Starr in business. He was business manager for Forest City Baseball Club. On Nov. 17, 1873, at Janesville, Mr. Barbour married Miss Gertrude Helen McKee. Two children, plus two nephews and for many years was warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/21/1921

Main St. South, 115

D.J. Stewart building

Stewart Square 2008 photo: Jan Carter

Stewart Block

Source: photo at left from Rockford  [1893] 917.733 R59
Stewart & Co. Dry Goods ad

Source: 1905 Rockford City Directory p. 66

Stewart & Co. ad

Source: 1905 Rockford City Directory p. 82

Stewart & Co. ad

Source: 1905 Rockford City Directory p. 98

Stewart & Co ad fine china

Source: 1905 Rockford City Directory p. 114

D.J. Stewart & Co. High Grade Merchandise

Source: 1930 Rockford City Directory

Main St., South 113-117

Stewart’s D.J. Co, Master’s Shoe Co

Source: 1937 Rockford City Directory

stewart & Co Ad

Source: 1911 Rockford City Directory  p. 54

Stewart & Co Ad

Source: 1911 Rockford City Directory p. 70

Stewart & Co Ad

Source: 1916 Rockford City Directory p. 54

Stewart & Co. ad

Source: 1916 Rockford City Directory p. 54

Stewart & Co. Dry Goods

Source: 1921 Rockford City Directory p. 62

D.J. Stewart & Co. High Grade Merchandise Ad

Source: 1921 Rockford City Directory p. 154

D.J. Stewart & Co. Doubled in Size ad

D.J. Stewart Co

Source: Rockford Morning Star 3/20/1963

Stewart Story