William Henry Ziock, Jr

William Henry Ziock, Jr

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 10 Feb 1957 (aged 93)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 31, Lot 9, Grave 3
Memorial ID 71754486 · View Source
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William H. Ziock Jr. "helped to chart Rockford's course as an industrial center and to give it prominence in the textile world" (Rockford Morning Star, 2/12/1957). He devoted much of his time in Rockford to "building up industries which have given Rockford a high standing among the nation's manufacturing cities. For years, the Ziock name was synonymous with the knitting industry … [spreading] Rockford's fame far and wide" (Rockford Register, 2/12/1957). Beyond that, he carried with him (and acted upon) a concern for employees, youth, the arts, and amenities that enhance community.

He is responsible for building the 13 story building at 416 S. Main St., in honor of his father, William Ziock, Sr. The building was started in 1913. It later became known as the home of American Cabinet Hardware, whose trademark name, Amerock, originated from a combination of the words American and Rockford.

He is associated with Rockford Mitten and Hosiery Company, Rockford Paper Bag Company, Rockford Paper Box Company, Nelson Knitting Company, B-Z-B Knitting Company, and the Rockford Knitting Machine Company.

Association with organizations and groups:

• Life member - Moose Club
• Trustee - Rockford Memorial Hospital
• Board member – Nelson Knitting Company
• Director - Winnebago National Bank
• Charter member - Rockford County Club
• Life member - Elk's Club (at the time of his death, Ziock was the oldest living member)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Ziock, Jr (26 Nov 1863–10 Feb 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71754486, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Don Bissell (contributor 47302416) .