1937 Clubs in City Directory listing

Source: 1937 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory, pages 841 and 842

Knutsson, Mrs. Roger – 1955, death/suffocation

Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/25/1955

Rockford Civic Organizations – 1961


Source:  Illinois Bell Telephone Directory for Rockford and Loves Park for 1961

Guilford High School, 1967 – Competitions, pp 62-63


Source:  Guilford Senior High School 1967 Valhalla Yearbook


Publisher:  Norman King Publishing Co.

Photographer:  Columbia Studios

1211 Harlem Boulevard

1211 Harlem Boulevard

Residence of Julia Morley Brand, who died Monday, November 28, 1994 in her residence after a short illness

She was born November 3, 1903 in Saginaw, MI, daughter of Ralph Chase and Lucy Burrows Morley

She lived 67 years in Rockford, moving from Saginaw

She married Arthur Barnard Brand in Saginaw on October 8, 1927; he predeceased her in 1968

Julia Brand attended Second Congregational Church and was a member of the Rockford Women’s Club, the Monday Club, the Rockford Country Club, the Rockford Red Cross Motor Corps

She was a member and past president of the Rockford Junior League.  Rockford College and the Rockford Public Library were special interests

Graduate of Vassar College in 1926

Survivors include her sons, Michael Morley Brand of Portland, OR; Peter Barnard Brand, Roxbury, VT; and Stewart Burrows Brand, Sausalito, CA; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren

She was predeceased by her daughter, Claire Brand Sampson in 1991

Memorial Service at Gordon Chapel at Second Congregational Church with Reverend Dean Dalrymple officiating. Burial in Saginaw, MI.  Arrangements by Burpee-Wood Funeral Home; Memorials to American Cancer Society

Julia Brand Obituary, 1994
Julia Brand Obituary, 1994


Source:  Rockford Register Star, 12/04/1994

Harlem Blvd., 2212 – Barloga

2212 Harlem Blvd.

2212 Harlem Blvd.,  Designed by Architect Jesse A. Barloga, 1928;  photograph 8/3/2011, Jan Carter

1930 resident/homeowner:  Arthur H Lyon and wife, Toinette Lyon, reside 2212 Harlem Blvd.

Source:  1930 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory


Arthur H. Lyon and Toinette Lyon lived in Rockford 38 years until their deaths in the 1950’s.    Mr. Lyon was a development engineer with Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. for those 38 years, active until a week before his death in Dec. of 1954.  He was born in Wauseon, Ohio in 1878, graduated from Ohio State University in 1900, and moved to Rockford from Detroit.  He was a member of the Rockford Elks Club.  He is survived by a son, a daughter and 5 grandchildren.   Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.   Source: Rockford Morning Star 12-21-1954

Toinette Lyon died in Bucyrus City Hospital, Bucyrus, Ohio, where she was assisting with the care of her mother in the same hospital. She was born and married in Bucyrus.  She was a member of Second Congregational Church, D.A.R. and Rockford Women’s Club.   She died May 15, 1953.  She is also buried in Greenwood Cemetery.    Source:  Rockford Morning Star 5-17-1953