1120 Harlem Boulevard

1120 Harlem Boulevard

Thomas Winchester, prominent stonecutter, died at home 08/12/1933

Born in Wooler, Northumberland County, England on 10/14/1846

Came to Pecatonica in 1857

Married to Esther Corwin 12/29/1870 in Pecatonica

Survived by son Thomas R. Winchester of Lincoln, IL, and three daughters: Mrs. John R. Tole and Mrs. William M. (Mabel) McIntosh of Rockford, and Mrs. Harry O. Tear of Oalina, IL

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Edith Pitney; a brother, John Winchester of Pecatonica; and two sisters: Mrs. Nellie Blowfield and Mrs. Anne Whitmeyer of Rockford

Mr. Winchester built the P. R. Walker School and the Masonic Temple, completed City Hall, and provided the stonework for Memorial Hall and the Library

The Reverend O. Garfield Backstrand of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate, with burial in Forest View Abbey

 

Source:  Rockford Morning Star, 08/15/1933