Veterans Who Have Passed–John Edward “Peter” Purifoy

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 10, 2021.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Eugene A. Larson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 21, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Joseph Fernando Caron

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 5, 2019.

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

1923 photograph of National Lock women’s softball team


Source: “Rockford Memories”, Rockford Public Library reference R977.331 R682

Knitting Industry Timeline

Knitting Industry Timeline

Knitting District Timeline 2

knitting Timeline

Knitting Industry Timeline 4



Johnson, Erick W.

Erick W. Johnson 94, 1814 S 5th St., died Tuesday June 16, 1970 in Alma Nelson Manor after a short illness Born August 7, 1875 in Sweden. Lived 51 years in Rockford, coming here from Evanston. Married to the former Ellen Olson in Evanston Nov 13, 1904. Emp National Lock 27 years. Fred C Olson Mortuary, Zion Lutheran Church, burial in Arlington Memorial Park.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/17/1970