Hayelan, Wayne E.


Born August 12, 1928, in Rockford, to Elmer N. Hayelan and Claire Bermond Hayelan.

25 year employment at Gardener Machine Co.

Graduated in 1946 from Northwestern Military and Naval Academy, Lake Geneva, WI.

Illinois National Guard 1948 – 1951, U.S. Army from 1952-1954, during the Korean War.

65-year member Rockton United Methodist Church, charter member of the Rockton Rotary Club, 34-year member of the American Legion Post #322 in Rockton.

Died Oct. 29, 2014 at River Bluff Nursing Home.

McCorkle Funeral Home, Cremation] Rockton United Methodist Church; Rockton Township Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 2, 2014..


McNary, Charles H.

Born Dec. 12, 1928, in Irwin, Mo., the son of Charles H. and Cinnie (Wiseman) McNary.

Served in the Illinois National Guard and the U.S. Army in Germany 1948-54.

Married in Rockford.

Retired from Ingersoll Milling Machine Co.

Member of Loves Park Masonic Lodge.

Died:  Oct. 25, 2014 in Maple Crest Care Center.

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services; Fred C. Olson Chapel; Private burial in Rock Island National Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 28, 2014

Rockford Rifles

The military organization consists of nearly 100 men and is known as Co. B., Third Regiment, Illinois National Guards. They have recently removed their armory to Brown’s hall, which has been refitted especially for them, where they meet every Friday evening for drill.  Thomas G. Lawler, Captain; George J. Manny, 1st Lt.; Albert C. Gray, 2d Lt.; Lyon P. Ross, Ord. Sergt.; Cassius C. Jones, Q.M. Sergt.  Civil officers: T.G.Lawler, Prest.; C.M. Utter, Vice-Prest.; Cassius C. Jones, Sec.; W.F. Woodruff, Treas.  Board of Directors:  T.G. Lawler, J.M. Kennedy, E.C. Spaulding, H.M. Shepherd, and Fred Cammann.

Source: Matthews’ Rockford City Directory for 1882-3