Title: Susan WYATT Langley
Page: Genealogy.com Ekstrom Msg Board
Title: Winebago Co., IL Birth Records
Title: O. M. Nelson, The Swedish Element in Rockford Industrial, Relgious and SocialActivities of Men and Women of Swedish Descent 1940
Title: Ohio Death Index
Title: The Rock River Valley: Its History, Legends and Charms. In three Royal Octavio Volumes, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1926
Page: Vol III
Text: The Rock River Valley: Its History, Legends and Charms. Covering Jefferon, Dodge, Dane, and Rock Counties Wisconsin and Winnebago, Sephenson, Boone, Ogle, Lee, Whiteside, Henry and Rock Island Counties, Illinois.
Note: _djvu.txt p98 has: ERNEST R. EKSTROM was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Aug. 12, 1885, and emigrated to America in 1893. After being employed in the Rockford factories for many years he served for 16 years as superintendent of the Universal Joint Division of the Mechanics Universal Joint Co. Since 1931 he has been operating the Ekstrom Machine & Tool Sales in the Rockford News Tower. Mr. Ekstrom was married in 1913 to Vera Ellison of Rockford. They have two sons, Dayton, 26, tool engineer with the Atwood Vacuum Machine Co.; and Richard, 20, attending the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Ekstrom has been a member of the Svea Soner Singing Society since 1905. * * * p317 has: E. R. EKSTROM Machine and Tool Sales 210 News Tower Building Rockford, Illinois * * * https://archive.org/stream/rockrivervalleyi03wayr/rockrivervalleyi03wayr_djvu.txt Vol 3, p342. Ernest Robert Ekstrom was born in the city of Gothenberg, in the kingdom of Sweden, August 12, 1885, and was eight years of age when in 1893 he came to this country with his parents, Carl and Hulda Ekstrom, and the other chil- dren of that family and became a resident of Rockford, where Carl Ekstrom established his home. He attended the schools of Rockford and like his brothers early evinced an interest in the mechanical trades, when but a boy began working during school vacations in the machine shops in the city, one of his first jobs in this connection having been in the plant of the Illinois Sewing Machine Company, which now is operating as the Free Sewing Machine Company. Mr. Ekstrom worked in various shops in Rockford and in good time came to be recognized as an expert mechanic, thoroughly familiar with all the details of mechanical production as related to the local manufacturing field. In 1915 he was made foreman of the lathe department of the big plant of the Mechanics Machine Company, a million-dollar concern, and not long afterward was ad- vanced to the position of assistant superintendent of that plant and placed in charge of the operations of the joint department, which has to do witli the manufacture of universal joints used in the construction of automobiles, these joints being one of the chief products of the plant, and he since has been direct- ing affairs in that department, in this connection having done much to promote
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the general interests of the company by facilitating production and improving the quality of the product,
On December 18, 1913, in Rockford, Mr. Ekstrom was united in marriage to Miss Vera Margaret Ellison, daughter of F. W. Ellison of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Ekstrom have two sons : Dayton Ekstrom, born November 4, 1914 ; and Richard Ekstrom, born March 10, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Ekstrom are republicans and take a proper interest in the general civic and social affairs of the city in which they live. Mr. Ekstrom is an active member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and with the local singing society, Svea Soner.
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