Veterans Who Have Passed–Dr. Forrest H. Riordan

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 13, 2020.

Spanish Flu October 11, 1918

Source: Rockford Morning Star   October 11, 1918

Trolley Rams Tree; Driver Cheats Death 3/4/1944


Source:  Rockfordiana Accidents 1   Rockford Register Republic 3/4/1944

“Community Chest Organized in 1919” – 1962 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Castronovo, Samuel L. (Sam)

h1427 Rock St.

Source: 1937 Rockford City Directory

“Castronovo apparel shop partner dies”

Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies CAR-CAZ 1967 to present

Samuel L. (Sam) Castronovo, 61, 2115 Bradley Rd., dies Monday in St. Anthony’s Hospital after short illness. Native of Rockford, joined business est. by sister Frances and another sister in the 1940’s. Castronovo’s was then located at 323 N Church St., and moved to 722 N Main St. Survivors include his sister, Frances Castronovo and a nephew. Two other sisters died earlier – Lilyan in 1955 and Rose in 1966. Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home, Holy Family Catholic Church, Calvary Cemetery

Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies CAR-CAZ 1967 to present & Rockford Register Republic 11/20/1973

Beyer, William A.

Born December 4, 1895, in Kewanee, Il, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beyer. Lived 20 years in Rockford, coming here from Kewanee. Married to Mary Livingstone in Kewanee, May 2, 1923. Died at St. Anthony Hospital Wednesday, May 11, 1966. Survivors include widow, two sons, two daughters (listed) Member Trinity Lutheran,  Fred C. Olson Funeral Home, Dr. Beckstrand, Trinity Lutheran officiating, Sunset Memorial Gardens

Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/14/1966

Mickelson, Axel

58, died Saturday pm at St. Anthony hospital after a lengthy illness born Oct. 30, 1885, Oland, Sweden; came to U.S./Rockford in 1905 Svithiod Lodge, Viking Lodge, Elida Lodge, member of Board of Directors of Swedish Historical Society. Widow, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 2 sisters, 1 brother. Fred C. Olson Funeral Home, Salem Lutheran Church, Scandinavian Cemetery

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/27/1944