1912 Photo of Rockford Tool Company and Rockford Milling Machine Company (Sundstrand)

Front Row (L to R): Tolf, Gunnard Erickson, Elmer Hendrickson, Emil Monson, Carl Dahlgren, Swan Anderson, Gust H Ekstrom, Janson.

Second Row: Wally Johnson, Lewis Monson, Unknown, Oscar Floody, George Carlson, Eddie Monson, Roy Foody, Rudy Swanson, Ted Johnson.

Third Row: Charlie Danielson, Arnstron, Ray Wahlstrom, Gustafson, Anderson, Gottfred Johnson, Anderson, Carl Adolphson, Gilly Arnquist, Edwin Cedarleaf, John Grice.

Fourth Row: Bror Cedarleaf, Unknown, Oscar Johnson, Ivar Johnson, Broad, Carl Olson, Larry Johnson, Fred Johnson.

Source: Sundstrand Association 50th Anniversary 1927-1977  R 360.77331 Sundstrand

Veterans Who Have Passed — Loren W. Johnson


Loren W. Johnson 1935—2020
Loren W. Johnson, 85, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, December 6. 2020. Born May 29, 1935, in Rockford, son of Fred S. and Mildred (Swanson) Johnson. Graduate of Rockford East High School, Class of 1953 and Lake Forest College in 1957 where he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Loren married Audrey G. Johnson on December 27,1957. She predeceased him on September 26, 2010. Loren was employed as a realtor by Whitehead Realtors for many years. He was a member of Rockford Board of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Former President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and former member of the Children’s Home and Aid Society, Board of Meat and Eat (now Lifescape Community Services). Loren was a longtime member of Alpine Kiwanis Club and YMCA Retired Men’s Club and a lifetime member of Bethesda Covenant Church, servicing on its Board of Trustees. Loren and Audrey spent many summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. They also traveled to many European countries; especially enjoying visiting relatives in Sweden and traveling most of this country. Survived by sister-in-law, Phyllis C. Johnson of Elmhurst, IL; cousin, Robert C. Buie of Pryor Lake, MN; and numerous friends, including Jeff (Jane) Klinger. Also predeceased by his parents.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Scandinavian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alpine Kiwanis Club, PO BOX 5132, Rockford, IL 61125. Please visit www.olsonfh.com for Covid 19 limitations or to express a condolences.
Source: Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2020, as found on Legacy.com.

East High School, 1960 – 1961 – Varsity Football Team

1961 East H Varsity sm 2

Source:  East High School 1961 Argus Yearbook

Northwest Fire Department, Rockford, IL

Northwest - 1Source: Forest City Firelog, 1881 – 1981

Northwest - 2


Harlem Blvd., 2121 – Seth G. Atwood, 1956

Atwood house

2121 Harlem Blvd.; built for Mr. and Mrs. Seth G. (Glanville) Atwood

“$97,000 House Permit Issued”  City building department today issuead a permit to Harry V. Johnson and Sons for a $97,000 single-family residence at 2121 Harlem blvd.”   Rockford Register Star June 28, 1956

Conscience stricken

Source: Rockford Register Republic April 3, 1958

2013 taxes were paid by Seven Group LLC

Current owner/trustee (2015) Anne Eikenberry; Steven Eikenberry

Cap, Gown

Source:  Rockford Register Republic Feb. 22, 1962

Atwood, Patricia

Source: Rockford Register Star July 11, 1980