Rockton Mayor Bill Vedra – 1987

Rockton Mayor Bill Vedra

Source:  Rockford Magazine February 1987

Thomas Farmer

Thomas Farmer

Stonemason

Son of Thomas and Janet (Gurley) Farmer

Born 07/10/1815 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Came to America at age 19

Married Margaret Halley on 03/02/1837 in Vermont

Moved tor Rockton, IL in 1839

Laid stone for the Old Stone Church

Laid stone for Rockton Library

Moved to Rockford in 1875

Died 10/09/1880 in Rockford, Illinois

 

Source:  “Pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties”, 929.377331  R883p