Rockford Watch Company Clean-Up

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jeff Kolkey.

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

In 1913, the Free Sewing Machine Company was champion of the Factory League

Also that year, the Rockford Watch Company led the Commercial League

 

Source:  1913 Rockford Park District report

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

Factories include: Andrews, Free Sewing, Barber-Colman, Trahern Pump, Hess and Hopkins, Kurtz Action

(Trahern Pump was replaced in 1914 by Haddorff Piano)

Commercial Loop includes: Clark Manufacturing, Rockford Watch, Rockford Malleable, Burson’s Knitting, Central Union Telegraph, Rockford Printers

(Rockford Printers was succeeded in 1914 by Woodward Governor)

Hal Carlson went on to play for the Chicago Cubs, and Fred Schulte went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates  (Both were from the Free Sewing Machine Company)

“Turk” Skurski of Amerock was a top player, and Lou Coletta and Tony Vella of Barber-Colman were minor leagers

 

Source: Rockford Register, 12/24/1955

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

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

In the 1913 Factory League: Andrews Wire, Kurtz Action, Free Sewing Machine Company, Hess and Hopkins, Barber-Colman, and Trahern Pump Company

In the 1913 Commercial League: Rockford Malleable, Clark Manufacturing Company, Rockford Watch Company, Central Union Telephone, Printers, and Burson Knitting Company

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 08/13/1913, also in Rockford Public Library’s “Rockfordiana” files, “R. I. A. A.”

1033 Harlem Boulevard

1033 Harlem Boulevard

Residence of E. F. Brown, miller

Also residence of Miss A. A. Brown, bookkeeper at Forest City Electric Light and Power Company, residence of Mrs. Laura A. Fabrique, clerk at L. Moulthrop, and residence of Oscar L. Fabrique, employed at Rockford Watch Company

 

Source:  1894-95 Rockford City Directory