STAR’S FIRST EXTRA TOLD OF COSTLY BLAZE 1938

Mechanics Machine Co. – 1926

Mechanics Machine Co., P A Peterson, president; Frank W Lindgren, vice-president; Eric S Ekstrom, sec and gen mgr; Levin Faust, treasurer; mfrs of auto transmissions and universal joints, 9th St. corner 18th Avenue   Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth

Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth’s grave

"Monument To A Hero" by Stuart K. Golding
“Monument To A Hero” by Stuart K. Golding

“Monument to a Hero” by Stuart K. Golding

Ellsworth came to Rockford in 1858

He trained a company of men in the Zouave system, which later became part of the 11th Illinois Infantry

Lincoln insisted that Ellsworth’s body lie in state at the White House until its return to Ellsworth’s home town of Mechanicville, NY

The grave was unmarked until 1873, when this monument was erected.

 

Source:  Rockford Morning Star, 05/28/1911, Rockford Public Library Newspaper Microfilm Collection