Veterans Who Have Passed: Robert P. VanDyke

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 14, 2020.

Bowling Leagues (3) – Oct. 18, 1949

Source: Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, October 18, 1949; Vol. 6, No. 42

Liquor – Traffic

“2 Plead Guilty in Liquor Theft”  charges of having received liquor stolen from the Moose Club. Robert Wittbecker,21, 1727 Hamilton Rd. and John E. Grady, 22, 212 No Church St. a bartender at the Palmer House tavern. The liquor was obtained from David Vrtue, 29, 120 So Church St. who has confessed to taking five cases of whiskey from the club. He is being held on a grand larceny charge.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/24/1944

Giorgi, Amadeo A.

& Marilyn busn. rep. United Food and Commercial Workers Union :pca; No 1540 h1529 Victoria Ave.

Source: 1987 Rockford City Directory

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/19/2013


“Comays-Ideals In Tie Standings, City Tenpin Loop” – May 3, 1949

Source:  Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, May 3, 1949

Dixon vs. West Here on Friday – 1948

Dixon vs West here on Friday

Source: The Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, Nov. 30, 1948

Edward Ellis – 2016 Obituary

Edward Ellis

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2/4/2016

Ziock, William, Jr.

William Ziock Jr.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 2/11/1957 & 2/12/1957

“A 1946 Interview with William H. Ziock, Jr.” by Hazel M. Hyde.  President of Ziock Industries 1905 – (1946) interview was followed by a trip through the plant at 418 So Wyman St. Mr. W.H. Ziock Sr. had a woolen mill that furnished yarn for Rockford Mitten Co. the woolen mill was in St. Charles, Missouri the 2 companies merged in 1855, Ziock and crew came to Rockford name was changed to Rockford Mitten and Hosiery in 1885 W.H. Ziock, Sr became president of Rockford Mitten and Hosiery. W H Ziock Jr. became president after his father died in 1905. Organized Ziock Industries somewhat later. Founded B-Z-B Knitting in 1910. Founded B-Z-B Knitting in 1910. Ziock Paper Box Co. and King Co. were both located at 417 S Wyman St. Jr was also responsible for the construction of William Ziock Building. William Jr. was born Nov 1863 in St Louis to Elizabeth & William Ziock. He married Lulu Mackwitz in St Louis, 4 children. Junior’s patent was granted in Canada (#287326) At the time of dissolution there were 3 subsidiaries: Beloit Hosiery (Seneca Falls, NY), Tenn-Rock Hosiery (McMinnville, TN) and Manchester Mills (Machester, TN)

Source:  “A 1946 Interview with William H. Ziock, Jr.”  Nuggets of History Nov.-Dec 1968 &