Civil War substitutes

Rockford Register, September 3, 1864, p.3 (Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette)

Winnebago National Bank

corner S. Main and Elm Sts. Succeeded to the banking business of Robertson and Starr, capital of this bank is $100,000. Thomas D. Robertson is President, M. Starr, cashier. Board of Directors: John Lake, Moses Bartlett, A.D. Forbes, W.A. Knowlton, Wm. A. Talcott, S.M. Church, more

Source: 1872-1873 Rockford City Directory

124 S. Main

Source: 1915 Rockford City Directory


Main Street West Side (north) 600 Block

w s n of Whitman  Coburn C.C.

w s n of Whitman  Dewey, Mrs. Eliza

w s n of Whitman  Palmer, H.H.

w s n of Whitman  Talcott, Wm. A.

w s n of Whitman  Talcott, Wait [608]

e s n of Whitman  Rudd, Thos. J. [607]

e s n of Whitman  Sovereign, I.

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory

w s near corp. line  Boyse, David

w s north of north corp. line  Shearman’s Rockford Nursery

w s n of corp. line  Watson, Chas.

w s n of corp. line  Watson, Fred

w s n of corp. line  Watson, P.C.

n end of Main  Williams, L.

s end of Main west side  Clarke, Orlando



Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company – 1870

R Tinker - 1

R Tinker - 2

Source:  Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette Mar. 19, 1870

Rockford Hospital Association

12/5/1882 Rockford Hospital Association is formed.


org. by W.A. Talcott + Dr. W.H. Fitch. Judge Wm. Brown 1st President Mrs. S.B. Wilkins, V-P for 1st year Wm. A. Talcott, Sec-Treas 1st year

Source: Rockford Daily Register Gazette 1/1/1891

Emerson, Talcott & Co. – 1891

Emerson, Talcott & Co. This concern is one of Rockford’s oldest and most reliable firms, having been first established in 1852; incorporated in 1876.  They manufacture agricultural implements, and produce annually, almost one million dollars worth of their goods, and give employment to 350 hands, with an annual pay-roll of $225,000.  The factories cover two and one half acres of ground.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.

Emerson, Talcott and Co., Ralph Emerson, prest; Daniel Goodlander, vice-prest,; Wm. A. Talcott, secretary and treas.. Manufacturers of agricultural implements. Factory office, S. Main, over C. & I Railway Depot.

Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

605 So. Main St.    Source: 1902 Rockford City Directory