Clark, John L.

Irish immigrants; 1857 went west to Illinois

Source: From Hardware Store to Clarcor 1904-1989 R338.76 F931

Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919 & Rockfordiana: Biography CL – COM through 1966

President of J.L.Clark Manufacturing Co., 939 No Second St., Naval Veteran of the Civil War. Wife: Mary Chaney Clark, 1871, one son, L. Harold Clark one sister, Rachel Twiss, California one step-brother, James Crocker, Glencoe, Il

born in Burlington, Vt. 5/15/1845, son of Patrick and Mary Clark. Died of apoplexy (stroke) while driving. Died 10/12/1919. Moved to Rockford when he was 12 graduate Rockford East High School. Served 18 months on monitor “Winnebago” served under Admiral Farragut. Saw action at fall of Mobile

learned tinner’s trade in shop of Israel Sovereign. Entered hardware business with Norman Robinson. Business Robinson and Clark, State & St Kishwaukee. Later in business for self

1905 established John L. Clark Manufacturing Co. 1910 plant moved to 22nd Ave.

alderman, city council, 2nd Ward. Served on library board served on Rockford College Board. active First Congregational Church then Second Congregational Church

Mason, Elk, G.A.R.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919


Harlem Blvd., 1724 – Wm Andrews residence


Harlem Blvd., 1724

Photo source: Jan Carter 3/2/2015

Wm. Andrews, 1724 Harlem Blvd.,   Source: 1923 City Directory

Andrews, Wm.

Andrews, Wm obit - 1

Obituary source: Rockford Republic Aug. 29, 1923

Andrews, Wm obit - 2

“Andrews Estate is Valued…” from Rockford Republic newspaper 10/20/1923

1926 –  Elling H Veblun, sales, Hormel Packing Co., res 1724 Harlem Blvd.

Mrs S A Atkinson (Widow William) res 1724 Harlem Blvd.

Thos W Fay (wife Effie) agent Equitable Life Insurance Co

source:  1926 Rockford City Directory

1928 – Thos W Fay (wife Effie) agent Equitable Life Insurance Co.

1933 – John J. Crawford, wife Ethel, salesman

1935 – 37  House vacant

1940 – 1949 (perhaps more years after that) Hugh R. Plueddeman, wife Elizabeth, vice-president Rockford Paint Manufacturing Co., res 1924 Harlem Blvd.

Source: Rockford City Directories






Adolphson, Lloyd E.

Lloyd E. Adolphson, 92, died on Sept. 22, 2014.

Lloyd served our country in the U.S. Army in WWII.

Worked 52 years at Tenstopet.

Active in Largo Elks, American Legion, Amvets, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel.

Source: Rockford Register Star October 6, 2014