Rockford Streamlined, 1834 – 1941 – Title page, & sample

Source: Title Page of Rockford Streamlined, 1834 – 1941

 

Source: Sample of style in this book.   Some parts of this book are in this Local History Database, but certainly not all.

F. Ford Rowe was primary known for his photography in this and other books.  The Chamber of Commerce is also credited for their editing and contributions to this book.  Copyright 1941

But is there conflicting information? According to We Remember (book) and various newspaper articles, it was the daughter of James Williams (3 of his daughters graduated from Rockford High School) who married Chicago Alderman and later U S Congressman from Illinois (1929 – 1935) Oscar Stanton DePriest.

Source of Above and Below: We, the People of Winnebago County; C. Hal Nelson, editor; Publisher: Winnebago County Bicentennial Commission

According to legal records kept by the Winnebago County Clerk of Marriage Records in Winnebago County IL,

Jessie Lorenia Williams married Oscar De Priest, in Winnebago County,  Feb. 23, 1898

 

 

 

Residence of Oscar Nelson – 1891, 702 Seminary

Residence of Oscar Nelson

Source:  Industrial and Picturesque Rockford, by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891

Nelson, Oscar; vice president and supt. of Forest City Knitting Co., res 702 Seminary St.  Source:  1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory