Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois, Dewey Decimal R 917.733 R5910
Church St. and North St. (now 318 N. Church St. and Whitman St.)
Source: Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette, February 2, 1856
Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2017 issue, Vol, 14, No. 1, Table of Contents
Source: Rockford Register Star January 4, 1944
Source: Rockford Garden Club 1983-84 booklet of Constitution, Officers, Members, Projects and Programs
Pastor Emeritus, Second Congregational Church
Source: 1969 Rockford City Directory
Irish immigrants; 1857 went west to Illinois
Source: From Hardware Store to Clarcor 1904-1989 R338.76 F931
Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919 & Rockfordiana: Biography CL – COM through 1966
President of J.L.Clark Manufacturing Co., 939 No Second St., Naval Veteran of the Civil War. Wife: Mary Chaney Clark, 1871, one son, L. Harold Clark one sister, Rachel Twiss, California one step-brother, James Crocker, Glencoe, Il
born in Burlington, Vt. 5/15/1845, son of Patrick and Mary Clark. Died of apoplexy (stroke) while driving. Died 10/12/1919. Moved to Rockford when he was 12 graduate Rockford East High School. Served 18 months on monitor “Winnebago” served under Admiral Farragut. Saw action at fall of Mobile
learned tinner’s trade in shop of Israel Sovereign. Entered hardware business with Norman Robinson. Business Robinson and Clark, State & St Kishwaukee. Later in business for self
1905 established John L. Clark Manufacturing Co. 1910 plant moved to 22nd Ave.
alderman, city council, 2nd Ward. Served on library board served on Rockford College Board. active First Congregational Church then Second Congregational Church
Mason, Elk, G.A.R.
Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/14/1919
Source: Rockford Magazine, March 1995 cover above
Some names in this issue include: Corporate Temporary Employment Service ad, Furst Pros ad, Lucerne’s Fondue and Spirits ad, Mostly Cats Veterinary Clinic ad, Kelly Temporary Services ad, Alpine Bank ad, Jim Nutt, Kind Gallery, Larry Schumacher, The Noise Chamber, Jimmy Johnson, Gaffney Employment Services, Expressions, Beer Necessities, Lorden Distributing, Sandy McKnight, Beer Gear, LaMonica Beverages, David Krusell, Life Stories, Weis Morris ad, American TV ad, Il Posto ad, Rockford Standard Furniture ad, 20/20 Optical Center ad, Boss Distributors ad, The Parker store, Eagle Ridge Inn ad, Bev and Joe Capone, Gambino Realtors ad, Tom and Marion Gentry, Juanita and Guadalupe Garcia, Peg and Jerry Goral, Jerald and Sheila Grady, John Deere Health Care ad, p 25, St. Anthony’s Church, photo p 26, First Lutheran Church, photo, p. 26, Grotto chapel St. Mary’s, photo p 27, First Presbyterian Church, photo, p.30 Pilgrim Baptist Church, pho, p. 31; Second Congregational Church, photo, p. 31, Fred Spear WROK Radio police and fire reporter, p 32, Rockford School Board Judith Picus, p 32, John Gile children’s author, p 32, Keedi’s Family Restaurant, p 32, Stanley Campbell, Mekong Restaurant, photo, p 33, Alvin Becker, First of America Bank, p 33, Sullivan’s, The Bakery p 33, Bill Baylor, Greater Rockford Airport, p 33, Bing’s Drive-In, McDonald’s p 33. 99 pages in issue.
Source: Rockford Register Star 12/23/1979