Veterans Who Have Passed–Richard M. (Dick) Provi

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 14, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Roger E. Olson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 21, 2020.

Luncheon Clubs, 1941 – 4, and Forest Hills Country Club

Source: Rockford Streamlined, by Rockford Chamber of Commerce, c. 1941

Harlem Hills Rd. and County Club becomes Forest Hills Rd. and C.C. 1936-7

Source of residential properties by street but not street (number) address: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1936.  There were no residential properties east of Forest Hills Country Club; there were farms/rural.  J Eugene Welch worked for Allen Ice Cream, Harry E Shouler was a plumber, Robert Strauss was the owner of the Midway Theater, Harold C. Rudolph owner Forest City Pattern Works, G B Rosenquist was a house painter.

Source of above and below: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1937

Source of Above: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1937

Source:  McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1949   In the dozen years since the 1937 directory, 3 houses and the 173 Driving Range , The practice range may or may not have evolved from Hwy 173.





“Forest Hills Chooses New Club Officers” – 11/26/1960

Source:  Rockford Register Republic November 26, 1960

Wortham, Horace M.

Horace M. Wortham

46, a leader in Rockford social, business, and industrial activities for 2 decades died Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Long lake, Wisconsin. Rockford home 905 Ridgewood Road. Rev. John Gordon, of the 2nd Congregational Church will officiate. Burial at Willwood
Cemetery had been in ill health and had operation for appendicitis recently. At the cottage at the time of death were his widow and daughter.  Son of late Horace L. Wortham, Rockford pioneer merchant. Began leasing business 4 years after father’s death in 1932. Married Annette Hogland in 1917. Later was associated with Shell Oil and with Anderson Brass Co. Member Forest Hills Country Club and Rockford Elks Club

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/15/1944