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Elmer Kenneth Todd, American investor. Member Rockford College Board Counselors; Mason (32 degree). Elk.


Todd, Elmer Kenneth was born on June 10, 1894 in Elwood, Indiana, United States. Son of Elmer LeRoy and May Rachel (Smith) Todd.


Student in public schools, Elwood.


1 son, William Kenneth. Married second, Mary B. Lewis Thompson, November 15, 1923. Newspaper reporter Anderson (Indiana) Herald 1912.

With South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, 1913-1915, South Bend News-Times, 1915-1917. City editor Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch, 1918-1919. Sports writer Boston Traveler, 1920-1921.

Circulation manager Rockford Republic, 1922-1930. Management staff Rockford Consolidated Newspapers, Inc. 1930-1933; general manager, 1933-1952.

President Rockford Newspapers, Inc. (public Rockford Morning Star, Rockford Register-Republic), 1952-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1969. President Rockford Broadcasters, Inc., 1952-1963.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


Member Rockford College Board Counselors. Mason (32 degree). Elk. Clubs: Rockford Country, Forest Hills Country, Rockford University, Mid-day.


Married Dorothy Hoagland Pepple, June 12, 1915.; married second, Mary B. Lewis Thompson, November 15, 1923.

Elmer LeRoy Todd

May Rachel (Smith) Todd

Mary B. Lewis Thompson

Dorothy Hoagland Pepple