Source: The Stewart Story
R 917.733 G88
Source: Rockfordiana Accidents 1 Rockford Register Republic 3/4/1944
Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962
“Joseph Caskey Dies at Age 88” Brother of Mrs. Winthrop Ingersoll died Sunday at No. Rockford Hospital. Born 10/31/1851 in Millsburg, Ohio. surviving: daughter and son, both in Hollywood, CA, 2 brothers, Herbert Caskey, Asheville, N.C., and Jason Caskey, Fairfax, Virginia, 2 nieces, Mrs. Robert Gaylord, Rockford, Mrs. Louis Brighthaupt,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and 1 nephew, Paul Caskey, Rockford. Funeral: Second Congregational Church, burial, Greenwood Cemetery
Rockford Hospital, Blanche Easton, Supt.; Helen McInnes Supt. of Nurses, 507 Chestnut St.
Rockford Hospital Association; E P Lathrop, president; N F Thompson jr v-pres; 507 Chestnut St.
Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926
Source: Rockford Register Star 6-16-2002
“A group of doctors and lawyers pose for this picture in 1887 at Fairgrounds Park before playing a benefit baseball game for Rockford Hospital.”
Source: 1907 Rockford City Directory
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
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
Source: photo, p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R682r 1917 507 Chestnut St.
Source: Rockford Hospital Nurses Home p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R 682r 1917
First Operating Room was financed/donated in memory of Ralph Emerson, Jr., son of Mrs. Adeline Emerson, in 1890 (see plaque above). Ralph. Jr. died fighting a fire at the family factory from the rooftop, of burns and broken bones. Pictured at left is Dr. T. H. Culhane. Pictured at right administering anesthesia is Dr. A. F. Cummings.
Source: “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens; In Commemoration of the Centennial of Rockford memorial Hospital, 1883-1983”
The house, on the right side of this picture, was originally Dr. Fitch’s house which temporarily became the first Rockford Hospital (June 1883). In 1888, an addition to the house created what was funded as the first Rockford Hospital, on So. Court St. and Chestnut St.
Source: “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens; In Commemoration of the Centennial of Rockford Memorial Hospital 1883-1983”