J. L. Clark Co.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/29/1960


“Business Leaders Expect Good Year, But No Boom” – Jan. 7, 1969

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic Jan. 7, 1969




























































































Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic Jan. 7, 1969




















Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register Republic Jan. 7. 1969


Clark, John L.

Irish immigrants; 1857 went west to Illinois

Source: From Hardware Store to Clarcor 1904-1989 R338.76 F931

Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919 & Rockfordiana: Biography CL – COM through 1966

President of J.L.Clark Manufacturing Co., 939 No Second St., Naval Veteran of the Civil War. Wife: Mary Chaney Clark, 1871, one son, L. Harold Clark one sister, Rachel Twiss, California one step-brother, James Crocker, Glencoe, Il

born in Burlington, Vt. 5/15/1845, son of Patrick and Mary Clark. Died of apoplexy (stroke) while driving. Died 10/12/1919. Moved to Rockford when he was 12 graduate Rockford East High School. Served 18 months on monitor “Winnebago” served under Admiral Farragut. Saw action at fall of Mobile

learned tinner’s trade in shop of Israel Sovereign. Entered hardware business with Norman Robinson. Business Robinson and Clark, State & St Kishwaukee. Later in business for self

1905 established John L. Clark Manufacturing Co. 1910 plant moved to 22nd Ave.

alderman, city council, 2nd Ward. Served on library board served on Rockford College Board. active First Congregational Church then Second Congregational Church

Mason, Elk, G.A.R.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919


J. L. Clark Manufacturing Co. – 1952 ad

J.L. Clark

Source: St. Thomas Catholic High School, 1952 Tolle Lege Yearbook ad

Clark, J.L. Manufacturing Co., L. H. Clark, Chairman of the Board, R. C. Rosecrance, President; W. R. Franklin, Vice-President; H C Gregory, Sec-Treas; Manufacturers of Tin Boxes, Cans, Flue Stoppers; 925 23rd Ave. at 6th St.  Source: Polk’s 1952 Rockford and Loves Park City Directory