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JOHN T. ROCKAFELLOW, superintendent of foundry, Crane Bros.’ Manufacturing Company, was born in Livingstone Couuty, N. Y., in 1838, and at the age of about seventeen years began to learn the trade of molder, and before quite finishing his time was placed in charge of the foundry, since which he has been employed as foreman in various foundries. He came to Chicago in June, 1871, and was superintendent of foundry for D. M. Ford & Co. for a short time. Subsequently he built a foundry for General John McArthur, and managed it for two and a half years. In 1874 he became connected with the Crane Pros’. Manufacturing Company, and has the management of their foundry. Mr. Rockafellow moved to Maywood in May, 1878, and was interested in the incorporation of the village and served two terms as Trustee, He is a member of Golden Rule Lodge, A. F. & A. M , No. 726, Chicago.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.