Veterans Who Have Passed–Jerry D. Drake

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 12, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed

Source:  Rockford Register Star, November, 2019

Rockford Journal, May 25, 1978 – Page 10

Source:  Rockford Journal, 5/25/1978.  Page 10

Harold Louis “Hal” Baeverstad – 2007 obituary


 Source: Rockford Register Star July 31, 2007

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

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

1920 article, all teams and players listed

Includes Greenlee, Sundstrand, Ingersoll, Forest City, Mattison


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 7/11/1920, Rockford Public Library’s “Rockfordiana” files, “R. I. A. A.”

Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Article contains photograph of Rockford Public Library Board President, Robert Gustafson, President of Sundstrand Engineering Company, with Miss Jessie DeWitt, Rockford Public Library staff.  Also mentioned is Miss Faith Armstrong, librarian.

Gustafson was appointed by Mayor Bloom in 1938, and became Board President in 1943.  He is a prolific reader.

The board went all out last fall for a proposed referendum which was rejected by voters.

The board hopes for extension services, public service lectures, adding a phonograph record department, and to play a larger part in children’s education.

There has been a 30% increase in periodicals and books since 1938, and there is reading to the sick in all three hospitals.


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 07/13/1947

Miller, Kenneth A.

Passed away April 29, 2015, in his home.

Born January 20, 1922, in Cleveland, OH, the son of Albert and Leonarda (Studer) Miller.

Graduated Cathedral Latin High School in 1940, and attended John Carroll University.

Served during WWII, Pacific Theater, in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Married Lillian Waldron, in Cleveland, in 1947.

Moved to Rockford in 1972.  Retired from Sundstrand Corporation.

Member St. Bridget Catholic Church.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home; St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 3, 2015.