“He’s Former Pre-Med and Ex-Technical Sergeant” – 1944, Allason N. Gilbert

Source:  The Green River News, an employee newspaper of The Green River Ordnance Plant (GROP), Dixon, IL, 5-5-1944

Elco Industries Inc. – Edward E. Johnson – Nov 1972

Source: Heart of America Purchaser, Nov 1972

Charles O. Patterson – Secretary of Moose, 1940

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Dec. 22, 1940

James Henry Breasted, 1865 – 1935 – multiple sources

 

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Time magazine cover, above:  December 14, 1931

1894: PhD at University of Berlin

1919: founder of the Oriental Museum at the University of Chicago

born in Rockford, IL; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford IL

See also “American Egyptologist”  1 copy in Local History

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“Brief Illness is Fatal…” source:  Rockford Register Republic Dec. 2, 1935’

“Breasted Dies of Infection, 7th to Succumb Since Opening of Tomb” from Rockford Morning Star,  Dec. 3, 1935

Breasted - 3

Breasted - 4

“Granite From Ancient Egypt to Mark Breasted’s Burial Place”  Rockford Register Republic Jan. 19, 1938

 

 

Potter Collection of Civil War Library – 1900

Potter verticle   13 shelves of the Potter Collection in Local History

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Source:  Rockford Daily Register-Gazette August 23, 1900

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Source:  Rockford Register-Republic  May 2, 1961

“Local Civil War veteran gets new gravestone” – 2010

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Civil War Veteran - 2

Source:  The Rock River Times, May 12-18, 2010