Main St., So., 1102 and 1102 1/2 – 1889-90

1102 So. Main St. :  Mrs. M.L. Gould, boards 1102 S Main

Aniel W. Mead, County Surveyer, office court house, resides 1102 S. Main

Washburn Mead, patternmaker W F and John Barnes, resides 1102 S. Main


1102 1/2  So. Main St.:  Frank Marshall, painter, boards 1101 1/2 S Main

Ira Marshall, butcher, resides 1102 1/2 S Main

Source:  1889-90 Rockford City Directory

W. F. and John Barnes Co., 1913 – “Dismiss Suit in Court Six Years”

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Source:  Rockford Morning Star June 14, 1913





“R I A A Squads Move as 2nd Half Begins” – Jan. 10, 1965

RIAA Squads Move

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Jan. 10, 1965

“RFC Transfers Barnes Arms Plant to Army” – 1947

RFC Transfers - 1

Source Rockford Morning Star Dec. 28, 1947

RFC Transfers - 2

RFC - 3

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“Expand Shell Output Here” – 1941

Branes Plant

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/23/1941

National Ave., 1224

NAtional Ave., 1224

Source of photo: Jan Carter, 2011

1894 – 1904  W A Sussmilch  Source: National Ave., 19p booklet      1896:  8 year old son, Charles died of diphtheria at his home on National Ave.; funeral at home, burial is West Side Cemetery (name changed to Greenwood Cemetery)

1907 – 195_: Jay D. White, wife Pauline, sales manager Emerson Mfg. Co., 1224 National Ave.    June 6, 1950, paper announces death of Jay D. White, 86, Retired Official of J. I. Case Co.  Born in Pennsylvania, first worked for W F and John Barnes Co. 1895 married the former Pauline L. Rollert in Kansas City, Mo.  Nov. 1956 Paul White dies at North Rockford Hospital. Member of Second Congregational Church.

by 1955, William E. Sterling and wife Marian D. were residing at 1224 National Ave. He was a sales/engineer at Twin Disc.

1987: sale of house, $90,000  “1st Floor laundry and family room plus all the charm of the big living room with fireplace. Formal dining, hardwood floors under carpet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, screened front porch, 2 car garage and more.”

2003: sale of house $155,000

Owner in 2010 ( – 2015 and ongoing)  Ma Concepcion and Domingo Rommel; sale price listed in :  $185,900