Veterans Who Have Passed–John R. Goley

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 15, 2021.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Michael J. Beard

Source:  Rockford Register Star, April 17, 2021.

Veterans Who Have Passed–William Larson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 19, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Thomas Kirwan

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 9, 2020.

Mathew P. Cicero – 1920 – 2016


Source:  Rockford Register Star May 1, 2016


Main St., North, 849

Dr. William H. Fitch, wife Katherine, physician and surgeon, office 304-305 Masonic Temple res. 849 N. Main

Source: 1909 Rockford City Directory

built 1904, Georgian architecture home of late Dr. W.H. Fitch purchased by Lloyd Thomas, WROK manager house fronts on Rock River. Original property of W.T. Robertson. Arthur Hoyne, Chicago architect drew plans for building.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 10/12/1939

1950-1960 resident: Police Sgt. Carl Hartje.

“yielding to the new Whitman St. Bridge”

W.H. Fitch House, 1903 (surgeon, died 1920)

849 N. Main St.

Dr. Fitch’s house, 849 N. Main St. house destroyed to make way for bridge entry

Rockford VFW owned for 3 1/2 years 1946-1950

res. 1939-1938 Dr. Maude Stowall

Source: Rockford Register Republic 4/11/1960 & Rockfordiana: Historic House 2


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Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies HE – HJ    through 1966 Rockford Morning Star 4/8/1958

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Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies HE – HJ  through 1966 Rockford Register Star 01/17/1960

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Board President of Swedish-American. worked as a day-laborer in Pullman Car Works then he worked in a hardware and tin shop the he started a small business of his own electrical repair and locksmith business 50 years in the metal fastener business President of Rockford Screw Products started Rockford Screw Products in 1929. One time strong man in a vaudville show 1911 worked for National Lock for 19 years.

Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies HE-HJ thru 1966. Rockford Morning Star 01/27/1961

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Chairman of the Board of Rock River Savings and Loan President of WREX-TV.  President of Illinois Hospital Service member of the board of directors of American National Bank and Trust. Was a member of the original board of Greater Rockford Airport Authority and was for a time Chm. Of the Board.

Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies HE-HJ thru 1966 Rockford Morning Star 5/25-28/1965

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Rockford Register Star 8/13/1965

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Rockfordiana: Biographies HE – HJ thru 1966 Rockford Morning Star 10/5/1965

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Source: Rockfordiana: Biographies HE – HJ thru 1966 Rockford Morning Star 10/5/1965

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Source: The Real Aviators of Rockford, from Northwest Quarterly magazine, Hilday 2013, Vol. 10, No. 4, p114