1120 Harlem Boulevard

Mrs. Esther Winchester of 1120 Harlem Boulevard died at home.  Her funeral will be at home

Mrs. Winchester was a pioneer of a Northern Illinois farm

She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on 10/16?/1850

She moved at age 3 to Pecatonica with her father, Squire Corwin

She was married in Pecatonica to the late Thomas Winchester, prominent area builder and stonecutter

A daughter, Mrs. Edith Pitney, preceded her in death

Four children survive her: Mrs. Nellie Tole and Mrs. McIntosh of Rockford, Mrs. Harry Tear of Galena, IL and Mr. Thomas Winchester, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska

Reverend John Gordon will officiate, with burial in Forest View Abbey

Esther J. Winchester obituary, 1936
Esther J. Winchester obituary, 1936


Remainder of Esther Winchester's obituary
Remainder of Esther Winchester’s obituary


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 02/11/1936


1120 Harlem Boulevard

1120 Harlem Boulevard

Thomas Winchester, prominent stonecutter, died at home 08/12/1933

Born in Wooler, Northumberland County, England on 10/14/1846

Came to Pecatonica in 1857

Married to Esther Corwin 12/29/1870 in Pecatonica

Survived by son Thomas R. Winchester of Lincoln, IL, and three daughters: Mrs. John R. Tole and Mrs. William M. (Mabel) McIntosh of Rockford, and Mrs. Harry O. Tear of Oalina, IL

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Edith Pitney; a brother, John Winchester of Pecatonica; and two sisters: Mrs. Nellie Blowfield and Mrs. Anne Whitmeyer of Rockford

Mr. Winchester built the P. R. Walker School and the Masonic Temple, completed City Hall, and provided the stonework for Memorial Hall and the Library

The Reverend O. Garfield Backstrand of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate, with burial in Forest View Abbey


Source:  Rockford Morning Star, 08/15/1933