Source: Rockford Register Star March 30, 2020
Source: Rockford Register Star, Oct. 9, 2019.
Source: Rockford Register Star, Feb. 15, 2020.
Source: Rockford Register Star, Feb. 9, 2020.
Source: Rockford Register Star, Oct. 7, 2019.
Source: Rockford Register Star, July 14, 2019.
Source: Rockford Register Republic, Apr. 4, 1938
Note: Naval Lieutenant Dufek later became Admiral George J. Dufek and Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, and Rockford Public Library possesses 2 of the books he author about his experiences in Antarctica.
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
softball team called the “fairies”
Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/24/1920
photo, “Beloit’s Kay Defense Industry Dedicates New Flagpole” Federal government contracts totaling $9,000,000 contracts for construction of diesel engines for the U.S. Navy
Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/23/1940