Lincoln School, later Franklin School (1926), 405 N. Court Street, opened 1892, closed 1971, demolished 1976

Sources: Photo: Photo Gravere Views, 1893; Map: Sanborn Atlas, 1913-1928 [Note that North Street is later Park Ave.]; Article: “Lincoln School Third Hospital,” Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, October 11, 1918, p.5. In October, 1918, it was one of three emergency hospitals during the Spanish flu pandemic, along with the Boys’ Club and the Knights of Columbus building on N. Main St. Lincoln was renamed Benjamin Franklin School in 1926, when Abraham Lincoln Middle School was built on Charles Street.

 

Spanish Flu October 11, 1918

Source: Rockford Morning Star   October 11, 1918

Veterans Who Have Passed–John J. Rosauer

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jan. 15, 2020.

Diary of Sergeant Joseph F Bold

 

Sgt. J.F. Bold (Ambulance Company 344 -311th Sanitation Train), a Rockford resident, details his activities in WWI in an unusual 55 page typed diary, from august 24,1918 (Camp Grant IL) to his discharge on January 31, 1919.

Rockford Public Library Local History Archives – Military Collection

Ampellio “Pep” Dal Pra – 2018 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2/17/2018

Gregory “Greg” A. Wurzer – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 7-26-2017

Robert E. Bergman – 1924 – 2016

Robert E. Bergman

Source: Rockford Register Star April 24, 2016

Camp Grant – 1918, Influenza Pandemic

Spanish Flu - 1

Source: Nuggets of History, Vol. 46, No. 4, December 2008

Spanish flu - 2 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 3 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish Flu - 4 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 5 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 6