Veterans Who Have Passed–Thomas E. Mott



Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 24, 2020.

Camp Grant – Michigan Football – 1943

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The game played at 15th Ave. (later Beyer Stadium) Stadium, got national headlines for the past week or two.  Camp Grant Officials struggles to find accommodations for all the press in town for the game.  Western Union telegram officials, hard pressed to obtain enough lines into the stadium, faced a rationing problem so far as the telegraphing of the game accounts is concerned.  Tommy Devine , Midwestern sports editor for the United Press, and Jerry Liska, Detroit Associated Press representative, will be among the wire service reporters on hand for the opening kickoff Saturday.

Boradcasting accounts will be handled by Ted Husing for CBS, Harry Wismer for the Blue Network, John Harrington for WBBM and Morey Owens for WROK.

Source: Rockford Register Republic Sept. 16, 1943, page 18

Weld, Dr. Anna – Rockford’s First Woman MD

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Dr. Anna Weld obit - 2

Source: Rockford Register Republic 12/3/1956, page 1 and 2.


Forbes, Harry F

Harry Faris Forbes was born October 11, 1852, the son of Alexander D. and Elizabeth Ostrum Forbes.  The Forbes family has been identified with Rockford since 1852 and the foundry in which Harry succeeded his father.

He died Nov. 19, 1911 in his home at 945 N. Main St.

He was a graduate of University of Michigan 1884

His widow survives and is at present in Tucson, Arizona, with her daughter, Mrs. Wait Talcott.  There were also two brothers, Walter A. Forbes and George O. Forbes, both officers of the Rockford Malleable Iron Works, of which  Harry F. Forbes was president.  He was also president of People’s Bank and Trust company, in which he succeeded his father.  He was a trustee of Rockford College.

Source: Rockford Daily Register-Gazette  11/20/1911


Harry F. Forbes

Harry F. Forbes

“Harry F. Forbes Is Dead; Ill Only A Few Minutes”

Rockford shocked by the passing Sunday night of one of its best-liked men in business

Stricken at home

Seated on couch in library when summons came

Cerebral Hemorrhage is the cause

Residence at 915 North Main Street

Mr. Forbes was in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday to view the Michigan – Pennsylvania football game

Was a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1881

Born in Rockford 10/11/1862, the son of Alexander D. and Elizabeth Ostrom Forbes

The Forbes family has been identified with Rockford since 1852

The widow survives with her daughter, Mrs. Walt Falconer

There are two surviving brothers, Walter A. Forbes and George O. Forbes

President of Rockford Malleable Iron Works and People’s Bank and Trust Company – He succeeded his father

Trustee of Rockford College, Member of the Building Committee

Arrangements pending word from Mother and Sister in Tucson


Source:  Rockford Daily Gazette, 11/20/1911