An Index for the book: The Story of Roscoe
Florence Lovejoy Shugars, 1987
Dorothy Warner Hunter
1. The Book of Beloit, published in 1936 by the Beloit Daily News Publishing Company on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first settlers at the junction of the Turtle and the Rock.
2. Articles written by Robert Cross, Roscoe's first settler.
3. History of Winnebago County, Illinois, 1877, Kett, H.F. and Co.
4. Rockton Herald reprints from the Rockford Daily Register- Gazette dated Sept. 17, 1906, of a talk on Roscoe history given by the Rev. Quincy L. Dowd at the Roscoe Congregational Church of which he was pastor. This ran as a series of five articles in the Rockton Herald, prepared by Dorothy Hunter.
5. Newspaper account by Dr. W.L. Ransom, printed in the Rockford Morning Star Jan. 15, 1927.
6. Abstract for the property at 4562 Hononegah Road, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Piazza.
7. Rockford newspaper clipping entitled Being a Boy in Old Rockford, Number Sixty - Roscoe. The date of the paper is unknown, but a reference in the article to the Roscoe woolen mill, "recently destroyed" dates it at about 1900. The mill was blown up in 1898.
8. Frank Bubser, former Roscoe resident and student of local history. He has early Roscoe documents, letters, and other mementos of the past.
9. Beloit Daily News series written by Emogene Selsor in 1965, based in part on personal interviews with local citizens who were knowledgeable about Roscoe's early history, foremost among them Harry Evans and Frank Bubser.
10. Information taken from newspaper obituary notice included in scrapbook of Roscoe items.
11. Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois by Charles A. Church, published in 1905 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois.
12. Letter, courtesy of Frank Bubser, great great grandson of Mrs. Tuttle.
13. Memoirs, concerning the Lovejoy family, written by the widow of Andrew James Lovejoy II whose grandparents settled in the area in 1837.
14. Eliza Nichols who has based her research on diaries, letters, county histories, church records, and family Bibles.
15. Historical address delivered by the Rev. Quincy L. Dowd Sept. 7, 1906 at the Roscoe Congregational Church on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Roscoe.
16. Dr. Daniel Nielsen, grandson of Dr. Wilmot Ransom from whose journal he took much of his family information. Dr. Nielsen is a great great grandson of Dr. Jenks.
17. The Atwood Family, 1806 - 1928, Jennie Belshaw Richardson, secretary.
18. Research and letters relating to the Richardson family, now in the possession of Inez Richardson Carlson.
19, Personal recollections of Mr. Ralph Budd.
20. Rockford Morning Star, Sept. 13, 1958.
21. Newspaper account by Dr. W.L. Ransom in the Rockford Morning Star dated Jan. 24, 1928.
22. An article written by Marie Thompson Perry in 1912 for Pioneer Afternoon by request of the Fall Festival Committee, Sept. 13, 1912.
23. Thompson Genealogy - 1887. Information provided by James Thompson's daughter, Marie Thompson Perry.
24. Rockton Herald, Oct. 19, 1972. An interview with Harry Evans.
25. Newspaper account by Dr. W.L. Ransom, printed in the Rockford Morning Star Feb. 19, 1927.
26. A newspaper article on Roscoe, Its History and People dated Oct. 28, 1910, appearing in the Rockford Register-Gazette.
27. Conversation with Mrs. Gordon G. (Molly) Macnab, great granddaughter of James Thompson. Copy of the advertisement.
28. Personal recollections of John McDonald.
29. Dictated by Ralph Budd, son of William W. Budd, proprietor of this blacksmith shop.
30. Newspaper account by Dr. W.L. Ransom, appearing in the Rockford Morning Star Aug. 13, 1929.
31. Newspaper account by Dr. W.L. Ransom, appearing in the Rockford Morning Star Mar. 12, 1927.
32. Article written by Dorothy Hunter, printed in the Beloit Daily News Apr. 26, 1967.
33. Personal recollections of Mrs. Lenore Warner.
34. Mrs. John Neeson to whom the story was related by Lee Stockwell, former owner of the home.
35. Grover Porter.
36. Harley Bender.
37. Rockford Morning Star, May 31, 1953.
38. Kinnikinnick School Records.
39. Florence Shugars, personal recollections and family records.
40. Information taken from a Scrapbook of Roscoe Newspaper items, preserved in the first decade of this century by Mrs. E.H. Randall and found in the attic of their home on the south-east corner of Main and Bridge Streets by the present owners (1987) Mr. & Mrs. H. Ward Sterett.
41. Preface to the complete account of this Gold Rush expedition by Clark W. Thompson, written by his granddaughter, Mrs. Molly Macnab, and her husband, Gordon G. Macnab.
42. Feature article written by Eva Baumel for the Beloit Daily News and provided by Dr. Crockett's son, David.
43. Ray C. Hardy, Jr.
44. History of Roscoe Methodist Church by Dr. Ray C. Hardy, Sr.
45. Dorothy Hunter's account based on the Time Line taken from the church abstract.
46. Newspaper clipping, Rockford, entitled History of Roscoe Church, Last Service in Church Home of fifty-Seven Years Attended With Interest. Brief History of Edifice Given by Mrs. Amos Sammons.
47. Newspaper article printed in the Rockford Morning Star Oct. 6, 1895.
48. Information from Lenore Sturtevant Warner, granddaughter of David Sturtevant and Susan Wood.
49. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Winnebago County. Chicago - 1916, volume 2, page 728.
50. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society - April, 1915, Vol. 8, No. 1, Page 574 entitled Personal Reminiscences of Mr. Lincoln by Col. John W. Vinson. Courtesy of the Rockford Historical Society.
51. Diary of Alice Richardson, (later to become Mrs. Henry B. Curtis), dated 1870 and 1871.
52. Rockford Morning Star, Nov. 12, 1972.
53. Book of Beloit 11, Page 340.
I have a copy of this publication and will try to answer questions about the indexed items.Librarian Jan Stokes of the Anderson Local History Room in Roscoe may be able to provide additional information.