Made a Name for Himself James H. Breasted, Former Rockford Man, Has Come to the Front

Source: Rockford Republic      November 10, 1898    pg.5

“Welcome, Sen. Jones, you found Rockford” by Pat Cunningham, 2006

Source: Rockford Register Star June 21, 2006

James Henry Breasted, 1865 – 1935 – multiple sources


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Time magazine cover, above:  December 14, 1931

1894: PhD at University of Berlin

1919: founder of the Oriental Museum at the University of Chicago

born in Rockford, IL; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford IL

See also “American Egyptologist”  1 copy in Local History

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“Brief Illness is Fatal…” source:  Rockford Register Republic Dec. 2, 1935’

“Breasted Dies of Infection, 7th to Succumb Since Opening of Tomb” from Rockford Morning Star,  Dec. 3, 1935

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“Granite From Ancient Egypt to Mark Breasted’s Burial Place”  Rockford Register Republic Jan. 19, 1938