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Hall of Fame Awards from 1938 - present: Listed Alphabetically

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Criteria for Enshrinement

  1. Individuals selected for the honor of enshrinement into the Beloit Historical Hall of Fame shall be outstanding leaders, men or women, whose efforts and vision for a better Beloit community, distinguished themselves during their lifetime by making significant contributions to the greater good of our Beloit area and its citizens, or otherwise brought fame to our community.

  2. Individuals selected for the honor of enshrinement into the Beloit Historical Society Hall of Fame shall have:
    1. Made significant contributions to the greater good to the Beloit area and its citizens.
    2. Exhibited exemplary leadership, resourcefulness, devotion and efforts towards the realization of a better Beloit community.
    3. Brought fame or recognition to the Beloit community, irrespective of their lifetime area of work or service.

  3. Rules for Nominations into the Beloit Historical Society Hall of Fame:
    1. Persons submitting names for the nominees for the Beloit Historical Society Hall of Fame shall have the responsibility of submitting, in writing, a brief summary of the nominee's background and reasons for selection. The Beloit Historical Society award nomination form should be used for this purpose.
    2. The Chair of the awards selection committee shall provide forms of those candidates who are being considered for selection.
    3. At the sole discretion of the awards committee it shall select not less than three (3), nor more than five (5) persons for enshrinement in any given year.
    4. The awards selection committee shall consist of eight (8) members.
    5. The Director of the Beloit Historical Society shall serve as the Secretary of the committee and shall be an ex-officio member of the committee.

      Name Year
      Awarded
      -A-
      ADAMS, ALLAN W.
      ADAMS, ARTHUR B.
      ADAMS, HARRY W.
      ADAMS, JEFFREY L.
      ALDRICH, ALONZO
      ALLEN, DR. JESSIE
      ANDERSON, BEAUFORD
      ANDREWS, ROY CHAPMAN
      ARMSTRONG, CORA POLLOCK

      1999
      1999
      1966
      2018
      1939
      1978
      2001
      1966
      1972
      -B-
      BABBITT, CLINTON
      BALLARD, LLOYD
      BARKEN, BERNARD E.
      BARTLETT, DR. MARY
      BEHLING, BILL
      BELL, SADIE [1901-1992]
      BERRY, EARL [1891-1943]
      BIRDSELL, ROGER SR. [1895-1983]
      BLAISDALE, JAMES J.
      BLODGETT, CALEB
      BLODGETT, WILLIAM
      BOLGRIEN, WILLIAM A.
      BOND, RUBIE
      BORT, LEE DICKINSON
      BOUTELLE, EARL S.
      BOWEN, ALFRED J. [1903-1966]
      BRANNON, MELVIN AMOS [1865-1950]
      BROWN, MILTON
      BRYDEN, ROGER
      BRYDEN, WILLIAM [1916-1982]
      BUCKERIDGE, DR. ISAAC
      BURDGE, RICHARD
      BURR, ALMON
      BUSHNELL, JACKSON


      1975
      1980
      2008
      1980
      2015
      1997
      1989
      1994
      1998
      1967
      1938
      2018
      2007
      2000
      2013
      1994
      1987
      2015
      2016
      1991
      1972
      1938
      1968
      1970
      -C-
      CALLAND, RICHARD
      CARPENTER, MATTHEW HALE [1824-1881]
      CHAMBERLAIN, JOSEPH H.
      CHAPIN, AARON LUCIAN
      CHAPIN, DAISY W, [1889-1985]
      CHESTER, E.L.
      CHRISTENSEN, JUDGE CHESTER [1890-1978]
      CHRISTIANSEN, FAITH
      CHRISTIANSEN, HERB
      CLARK, GEORGE
      CLARK, JUDGE JOHN B. [1882-1955]
      CLARY, DEXTER
      COLBY, NATHAN
      COLLEY, SAMUEL
      COLLIE, GEORGE
      COLLINS, FATHER JOHN W. [1905-1982]
      CONVERSE, FRANK
      COONS, FRED
      COX, J. RAYMOND
      COX, ROBERT B.
      CRANE, LOUIS H.D.
      CROCKETT, DR. WALTER
      CRONEIS, DR. CAREY [1901-1972]
      CROSLAND, REV. STANLEY [1898-1982]
      CROWLEY, J. HARRY
      CUNNINGHAM, LAWRENCE
      CUTHBERT, DONALD B.


      2003
      1984
      2018
      1966
      1990
      1938
      1983
      2010
      2014
      2005
      1984
      1970
      1970
      1969
      1967
      1993
      1969
      1938
      1980
      2004
      1966
      1967
      1993
      1985
      1978
      1938
      2004
      -D-
      DAHLBERG, JUDGE EDWIN C.
      DAVIDSON, LEON
      DAWSON, HARRIET C. [1894-1987]
      DEALE, HENRY VAIL
      DEANE, JOHN PITT
      DELANEY DR. H.O.
      DENMARK, L. KIRK
      DE STEFANO, FATHER JOSEPH [1924-1988]
      DEWEERDT, DR. ESTHER H.
      DOBSON, MARSON H.
      DOUGAN, RONALD
      DOUGAN, VERA WARDNER [1895-1988]
      DOUGAN, WESSEN JOSEPH [1886-1949]
      DOW, JOEL
      DOWD, R.J.
      DUNDORE, M. WALTER
      DURST, WALTER
      DUTTON, BROTHER JOSEPH [1843-1932]


      2011
      2012
      1995
      2013
      1973
      1981
      1991
      1995
      1977
      1978
      2001
      1993
      1997
      1938
      1938
      1974
      1999
      1998
      -E-
      EATON, EDWARD DWIGHT [1851-1942]
      EICHMAN, HAROLD AUGUST [1913-1988]
      ELDRED, B.P. SR. [1904-1969]
      ELDRED, BURDETTE P. JR.
      ELDRED, JOHN
      ELLIOTT, JERRY
      ELZY, DR. J.B.
      EMERSON, HELEN BRACE [1838-1920]
      EMERSON, JOSEPH [1821-1900]
      EMILSON, VICTOR
      ENKING, MINNIE MILLS
      EVERILL, ROYAL


      1988
      1997
      1982
      1979
      2015
      2014
      2016
      1985
      1985
      2002
      1996
      1988
      -F-
      FALCO, JOHN S.
      FEBRY, JOE
      FINNEGAN, DR. LAWRENCE
      FINNEGAN, MARK
      FISHER, LUCIUS G.
      FISHER, RALPH M.
      FITZGERALD, DR. WILLIAM MILLS [1911-1988]
      FLOREY, THEODORE C. LTC
      FOY, IDA
      FREDERICK, KATHERINE
      FREDERICK, PAUL [1897-1982]
      FREEMAN, H.C.
      FREEMAN, R.E.
      FREEMAN, WILLIAM M.D.
      FRUZEN, FRAN


      1992
      2009
      1980
      2002
      1982
      1985
      1993
      2004
      2009
      1988
      1985
      1979
      1979
      2004
      2016
      -G-
      GARDNER, ANNE
      GARDNER, FRED
      GARRIGAN, GEORGE A.
      GASTON, NATHAN
      GEORGE, JOHN B. & MICHAEL F.
      GHARRITY, EDWARD P.
      GIVHAN, CLARENCE
      GLENN, FRANCIS
      GOODHUE, CHARLES F.H.
      GOODHUE, WILLIAM
      GOODWIN, MARGARET
      GORDON, AMBROSE [1914-1992]
      GORYCHKA, CARL
      GOTTFREDSEN, ROD
      GRINNELL, WILLIAM
      GUELZOW, WILLIAM


      1982
      1938
      1973
      1938
      2006
      1978
      2013
      1973
      1966
      2002
      1966
      1998
      2002
      2018
      1938
      2003
      -H-
      HACKETT, JOHN
      HANCHETT, JAMES [1813-1865]
      HANSEN, EDWARD F.
      HANSON, WILLIAM O. [1860-1930]
      HANZ, MSGR, JOSEPH
      HASKELL, EVERETT
      HAWLEY, ANNA L. LUETSCHER [1886-1988]
      HEATH, WILLIAM C. [ - ]
      HELM, DR. ARTHUR C. [1857-1937]
      HENDLEY, JOSEPH
      HENDRICKS, KEN
      HENRY, HUGO
      HICKMAN, BARBARA A.
      HILLIARD, DR. GEORGE
      HOBART, FRANKLIN
      HOGANS, JESS E. [1905-1983]
      HOLT, GUNNARD [1904-1978]
      HOLT, H. HERBERT
      HORNBOSTEL, LLOYD [1910-1964]
      HOUSTON, JOHN


      1967
      1998
      1976
      1997
      1966
      2002
      1994
      1989
      1984
      1938
      2012
      2013
      2018
      1981
      1969
      1995
      1992
      2006
      1990
      1967
      -I-
      INGERSOLL, CHALMERS
      INGERSOLL, GEORGE B.
      INMAN, IRA
      IRRMANN, ROBERT H.


      1938
      1968
      1975
      2010
      -J-
      JACOBSON, H.L. "JAKE" [1899-1984]
      JOHNSON, PHILIP J.
      JONES, NELLIE E.
      JONES, THOMAS M.


      1985
      2011
      1974
      2015
      -K-
      KASTEN, DR. HARRY
      KEEN, RALPH J. [1903-1951]
      KEENAN, KEVIN
      KELLEY, DANIEL T. (TOM)
      KITTO, CHARLES STACY [1905-1982]
      KLETT, STEPHANIE
      KLINGER, STUART
      KNAPP, WILLIAM
      KNIGHT, WALTER
      KOBYLKA, JOSEPH P.
      KOLAK, GEORGE
      KRAMER, SARAH "SALLY"
      KREBS, J. BENJAMIN
      KRUEGER, ALVIN "BUTCH"
      KRUEGER, MARTIN A.


      1971
      1995
      1970
      2008
      1987
      2017
      2003
      1938
      2014
      2011
      2012
      2016
      1978
      1973
      2007
      -L-
      LANS, BETRAM B.
      LEESON, DR. FRED
      LEINDORF, MARY DIVINE
      LEISHMAN, WALTER B. SR. [1887-1962]
      LOMBARD, LELA
      LONG, JUDGE J. RICHARD
      LOOMIS, ESTHER [1897-1979]
      LUEBKE, JUDGE ARTHUR [1916-1982]
      LUEBKE, MARTHA


      2007
      2006
      2006
      1987
      1979
      2013
      1984
      1985
      2000
      -M-
      MACK, STEPHAN
      MARSDEN, FRANK
      MARSHALL, DR. WILLIAM H. [1872-1956]
      MATHEWS, CLAIR B. [1893-1985]
      MAURER, DR. IRVING
      MAY, LT. EDDIE [1918-1945]
      McKEARN, CAPT. MICHAEL [1941-1990]
      McLENEGAN, ANNIE
      McNEANY, E.J. SR. [1891-1970]
      McNEEL, J.H.
      MEECH, BYRON
      MERRILL, DR. L.T.
      MERRILL, SERENO
      MERRIMAN, CHARLES WERE
      MESSER, FRED
      MEILKE, ROY
      MILLER, HELEN VIGH [1916-1981]
      MOEN, JOE
      MOORE, HARRY C.
      MORGAN, FRED WILLIAM
      MORRILL ROBERT T.
      MORSE, CHARLES HOSMER
      MUNN, LYLE K.


      2003
      2016
      1989
      1987
      1966
      1988
      1995
      1967
      1989
      1973
      2005
      1979
      1938
      1969
      1938
      1980
      1983
      2017
      2008
      2004
      1981
      1938
      1977
      -N-
      NEESE, ELBERT H. JR.
      NEESE, ELBERT SR.
      NEESE, LAURA ALDRICH
      NEESE, MARGARET (PEGGY)
      NELSON, OSCAR
      NORTH, CHARLES F. [1841-1893]


      2011
      1966
      1970
      2008
      1975
      1999
      -O-
      O'CONNOR, COL. EDGAR [1833-1862]
      O'KELLEY, CHARLES
      O'NEAL, FRED R.
      O'REILLY, MSGR. THOMAS A. [1894-1983]


      1993
      2009
      1975
      1988
      -P-
      PALMER, ALAN "JIM"
      PEET, STEPHEN
      PERRIGO, WILLIAMS S.
      PERRING, GEORGE
      PETERSON, LEON
      PETERSON, OCIE NUNN [1897-1981]
      PHELAN, LOUIS A.M.
      PHILLIPS, JESS [1882-1960]
      PIERCE, GRAY
      POWER, THOMAS R.
      PRIDE, REV. U.S.
      PRUDE, REV. FLOYD, JR.
      PURCELL, WILLIAM MARTIN


      2009
      1938
      1938
      1976
      1971
      1992
      1972
      1989
      2008
      1972
      2005
      2014
      2003
      -Q-

      -R-
      RAYMER, LAURENCE A. "LARRY" [1909-1992]
      REINHOLZ, ELIZABETH
      RENEAU, WILLIAM "BILL" [1910-1981]
      RENEAU, JESSE B. [1908-1987]
      RHODES, JOSEPH
      RICE, EARL L.
      RICHARDSON, ROBERT K.
      RICHARDSON, HELEN LOUISA DREW [1892-1980]
      ROBIE, THEODORE M. [1892-1982]
      ROBINSON, ROBERT
      ROSA, JUDGE CHARLES D.
      ROSENTHAL, LORENZO
      ROSMAN, ROLF
      ROSS, NOBLE


      1997
      2010
      1991
      1994
      2009
      1977
      1967
      1992
      1985
      1968
      1972
      1981
      1966
      1966
      -S-
      SALMON, CHARLES B.
      SCHOFER, WILLIAM L. [1900-1987]
      SCHOLTEN, JOYCE
      SCHULER, THOMAS
      SEIFERT, CARL
      SHOGREN, ARTHUR
      SHOWERS, WAYNE
      SMITH, ERASTUS GILBERT
      SMITH, SIMON
      SMITH, TESSIE OLIVETTE MORRILL [1876-1968]
      SOLDIERS OF WWI
      SOLEN, ELIZABETH
      SOLEM, ROBERT H.
      SPRINGBERG, DR. JOSEPH C.
      SPYREAS, JOHN
      STANKEWITZ, GEORGE R.
      STAUFFACHER, HAROLD
      STEVENSON, JOHN D. [1877-1930]
      STONE, IVAN [ -1971]
      STRONG, REV. HENRY P.
      STRONG, WILLIAM BARSTOW
      STROTHERS,JOHN
      STUDEBAKER, REV. H.A. [1884-1975]
      SVEUM, JERRY & CONNIE


      1938
      1992
      2014
      1981
      1974
      1998
      2012
      1971
      1938
      1995

      2000
      2011
      2006
      2001
      2007
      2007
      1983
      1983
      1967
      1971
      2012
      1996
      2017
      -T-
      TAYLOR, KENYON Y.
      TAYLOR, ROGER
      TELFER, ARCHIE
      THAYER, DR. RICHARD [1906-1980]
      THIBAULT, JOSEPH
      THOMPSON, JOHN T.
      THOMPSON, OSCAR T.
      THRONE, DAVID [1859-1950]
      TIMMONS, THOMAS J. [1887-1948]
      TODD, SAMUEL J. [1821-1902]
      TOWER, HAROLD


      1999
      2010
      1975
      1991
      1966
      2001
      1966
      1989
      1990
      1996
      1999
      -U-
      UPTON, DR. MILLER

      2010
      -V-
      VAN GALDER, EDWIN
      VAN GALDER, GENE
      VAN GALDER, MARJORIE
      VAN GALDER, RUSSELL E. [1907-1979]
      VAN LONE, EARL [1890-1967]
      VON ESCHEN, DR. CLARENCE [1904-1976]
      VON OVEN H.A.


      2000
      2015
      2005
      1987
      1990
      1994
      1974
      -W-
      WADE, HARRY
      WALLACE, MINNIE MCINTYRE
      WARD, REV. M.J.
      WARNER, ARTHUR
      WATERMAN, ANSON
      WEHRLE, EVELYN
      WEINER, E.M.R.
      WELTY, DR. CARL [1901-1986]
      WEST, HAROLD
      WETTER, BONNIE
      WHEELER, WILLIAM H.
      WHITE, HORACE JR
      WHITE, DR. HORACE SR.
      WHITE, SHERMAN
      WILKINSON, EVA
      WILSON, JOHN EARL [1912-1972]
      WING, PROF. MONTA E. [1897-1976]
      WOLFE, HARRY R. [1908-1989]
      WONG, GIM CHAN [1924-1991]
      WONG, JOHN
      WONG, YEE SHEE GOK [1894-1979]
      WOOTTON, JOHN T.
      WORTHINGTON, DAVID
      WRIGHT, THEODORE L.
      WRIGHT, CHARLES E. [1876-1972]


      1977
      1971
      1938
      1966
      1967
      2000
      1976
      1991
      2005
      2017
      1938
      2001
      1966
      1982
      1969
      1991
      1985
      1996
      1996
      2017
      1985
      1974
      1938
      1984
      1967
      -X-

      -Y-
      YATES, PORTER B. [1854-1923]


      1938 & 1983
      -Z-
      ZABEL, GEORGE

      1982