Winnebago County Medical Society – 1881, 1882, 1883

Winnebago Medical 1881

Source:  Rockford Daily Register Dec. 14, 1881

Winnebago Medical 1882

Source: The Rockford Journal January 7, 1882

Winnebago Medical 1883

Source:  Rockford Daily Register July 12, 1883


Dr. Harry Canfield

Dr. Harry Canfield, 76, died Tuesday in the Coral Gables, FL hospital following a month’s long illness. Dr. Canfield and his wife moved to Florida in 1943

He was a resident of Rockford for 22 years. While in Rockford, his residence was 1018 Harlem Boulevard

Harry Canfield was born December, 1875 in Chatfield, MN.  He was the son of Hermon and Mary Canfield, who later moved to Rockford

He married the former Ethel Palmer in Minneapolis and the couple moved to Rockford in 1921

Dr. Canfield graduated from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Teachers College and completed his medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical College. He took post-graduate work at the Manhatten Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat hospital in New York, and at Tulane University in New Orleans

Founder of Canfield Clinic, 326 West Jefferson Street, in 1936

He was an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist

Dr. Canfield practiced in Key West, FL from 1943-46, after which he retired with his wife to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. Canfield was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I

Member of Second Congregational Church, the Tebala Shrine, the Elks Club, the American Legion 40 & 8, and the former Temple Club. He was a charter member of Ostende Club, and an honorary member of the Winnebago County Medical Society. He also was a member of the Illinois and Florida State Medical Societies

Survivors include his widow, Ethel Palmer Canfield; twin sons, Dr. Bruce Canfield and Dr. Burt J. Canfield of Rockford; and five grandchildren, Charles, Mary, Thomas, Sally and Robert Canfield, all of Rockford

Dr. John Gordon and Dr. Joseph C. Cleveland of Second Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park

Dr. Harry Canfield obituaries, 1952
Dr. Harry Canfield obituaries, 1952


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 10/01/1952, Rockford Register 09/30/1952, and Rockford Public Library’s Local History Collection “Rockfordiana” files, “Physicians, A-C”


Perez, Joseph Benedict, MD

Born Nov. 2, 1920, in Tampa, FL, the only son of Ortirio Perez Garcia and Angela Rodrigez Lopez.

Following graduation from Jesuit High School in Tampa, he attended Loyola University in New Orleans, graduating in 1942.

He entered the U.S. Army as a bacteriologist and served four years, earning the rank of Captain.

Married 1946.

Attended Tulane Medical School, graduated 1952.

Served internship at St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford.

Following 44 years of Family Practice, Joe was appointed Assistant Administrator for Medical Staff Services at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center for 4 years.

President of Winnebago County Medical Society, Rockford School of Medicine, Illinois State Medical Society, physician for Boylan High School, Sports Medicine Award from BAMA.

Died Dec. 2, 2014.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home; Marsh Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star Dec. 14, 2014





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

Dr. Anna Weld obit -1 pic\

Dr. Anna Weld obit - 2

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