R. H. Tinker Injured Well Known Citizen Struck by a Central Train March 3, 1900

Source: The Rockford Daily Register Gazette    March 3, 1900  pg.2

Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

“Robert Rides The Iron Horse”

Illinois Central known as the ‘wrong way’ railroad due to its direction

It also ran from Chicago to Elgin to Rockford to Freeport to Madison

The railroad paid $60,000 for Mary Manny’s land and $15,000 for her house


Source: “Tinker Topics” 2007, Rockford Public Library Local History Collection