Lincoln Junior High School, 1938 – 9th Grade: 9A – 6 First semester

Source:  Lincoln Junior High School, 1938 Album, 9A – 6 First Semester

Lincoln Jr. High School, 1938 – The Band

Source:  Abraham Lincoln Junior High School, 1938 The Annual, The Band,  p98

Lincoln Junior High School, 1960 – Ninth Graders, Aa – Bai

Source: Lincoln Junior High School, 1960 Abe’s Albums


Peterson, Sgt. Elmer L.

“Sgt. Elmer L. Peterson Presumed To Be Dead” “while the army has not given up hope that he will yet be found alive, your son, for more than a year, since May 19, 1943, and we are marking our records ‘presumed to be dead.” Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Peterson, 1520 5th Ave, Sergeant Peterson was a crew member aboard an aircraft which disappeared near Kiel, Germany while on a combat mission. He entered the service spring of 1942. Attended Wight, Lincoln Junior High and the old Central High School, member of Our Savior’s Lutheran church, sang with choir and solo. A brother, Cpl. LaVerne Peterson is now in England.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 6/19/1944

“Purple Heart Awarded to Sgt. Elmer Peterson” The Purple Heart award has been sent to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Peterson, parents of Technical Sgt. Elmer L. Peterson, who was reported missing in action May 19, 1943. He was a radio operator-gunner on a bomber in the AAF.

Source: Rockford Register Republic  8/9/1944


WWII – Navy Felton, John

“Sailor 4 Months on Iceland Duty” son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Felton, 1214 No Greenview, home on furlough after 4 months sea duty in Iceland reported sending servicemen to Iceland is changing native customs, enlisted here in January 1940. Lincoln junior high, Rockford High School

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/44/1942