Giorgi, E. J. “Zeke”; Alderman

Representative 68th District State of Illinois 112 So. 2nd St.

Source: 1987 Rockford City Directory

Mayoral Candidate 1969. Known as the Father of the Illinois State Lottery, elected to Illinois House. Born 1921, Rockford. Graduated from Washington and Lee University , U.S. Army Intelligence, WWII, re-elected to Illinois House 14 times. Died 10/24/1993, age 72

Source: Rockford Big Town Little City, p 102 977.331 C973r

Rockford Hospital

Began 1885 see also Fitch, Dr. W.H. City’s first private hospital. Corner of So. Court and Chestnut St.

Source: Rockford Big Town/Little City 977.331 C973r

Under ownership of the Rockford Hospital Association, 262 individuals in Rockford Hospital Associations 1887 – larger building needed. March of 1888 second building was dedicated at a cost of $15,000. Second building accommodated 30 beds 2nd building 3 story brick, connected by hall to old building original building living rooms for matron and nurses after 3/1888. Elevator donated in March 1988 by Horatio Stone cost of $1500. First operating room funded by Mrs. Ralph Emerson donation after son’s death run on subscriptions and collections. The original nurses: Lizzie Glenn, Melanie Caillat, Sofie Carlson, Myrtle Miles, Elizabeth Edstrom, Mrs. Johanna St. Clair, Louisa Ray and E. Tillich

Source: Rockfordiana Hospitals – Rockford Memorial – 1 & Rockford Daily Register Gazette 1/1/1891

1904 – new hospital on site of original hospital 1903 building cost $50,000 aka “City Hospital”

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/15/28

City Hospital

Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois Press of Horner Printing Co. Some Half-Tones of the Forest City in Fotografs
by O.H. Wheat, Church St., Rockford, Illinois small 5 x 7″ booklet

City Hospital

Source: photo, p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R682r 1917  507 Chestnut St.

Rockford Hospital Nurses Home

Source: Rockford Hospital Nurses Home p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R 682r 1917




St. Anthony Hospital

Opened by order of nuns from Peoria 1899.

Source: Rockford Big Town/Little City 977.331 C973r

1401 E State St.

Source: 1950 City Directory

St. Anthony Hospital

Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine Summer 2008 p. 159

Rockford’s second large hospital opened doors in August of 1899


Bernard C. Harvey, Harvey Engineering Service, worked on plans for…

Source: Rockfordiana: Biography HAR & Rockford Register Star 9/26/1988


Source: Rockford Register Star 9/13/1987


Source: Rockford Register Star 12/26/2010

OSF Mayo Clinic

Source: OSF/Mayo  Regarding Women June 2013 published by OSF St. Anthony

Paula Carnynski

Source: Rock River Times Aug 14- 20, 2013 Vol. 20  No 42

Colleen Klein

Source: Rock River Times Sept.25-Oct 1, 2013




Seth G. Atwood

Seth G. Atwood

Son of Seth B. Atwood

Took over Atwood Vacuum Machine in 1953

Diversified company’s operations into banking and land development

Purchased former Henrici’s Hotel; renamed it the Clock Tower Resort

Established the Time Museum

Sold museum in 1999 to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

The rest was auctioned by Sotheby’s


Source:  “Rockford Big Town / Little City”  977.331  C973r, Rockford Public Library