Veterans Who Have Passed–James J. Mays

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 5, 2020.

Maywood Evangelical Free Church

Maywood Evangelical Free Church

3621 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, IL.

(815) 874-6806

Established 1952

1 photo: church exterior, 1/2 page article

“In 1952, First Evangelical Free voted to construct a chapel on land donated by Marvin Palmquist and Nils Olson at Pershing Rd. and 16th St., an area called Silver Hill. By 1956, the church was organized as Silver Hill Free Evangelical. By 1973, church growth was stagnant….member Don Wernberg offered the church 5 acres of land off Samuelson Rd……the Silver Hill church and parsonage were sold…four adjacent acres were purchased and a new church was built, called Maywood Evangelical Free Church.”

“Current membership is about 650.”

“In 2007, Maywood broke ground for the Andrew G. Patten Center for Leadership Development.”

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2013, Vol. 10, No. 5, page 214