Ure, John Francis

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John Francis Ure (????-1927), son of John Calder Ure, operated a dairy business on this site and helped convince the Rogers Park neighborhood to be incorporated in to the City of Chicago. The Rogers Park neighborhood wanted to have the benefit of police and fire protection that annexation to the City would provide. As a part of that deal, John gave the land east of Clark Street that is now Howard Street to the City of Chicago that they wanted for east/west access to Lake Michigan and in gratitude, the City of Chicago offered John the chance to name the street. He agreed and named the street after his son, Howard Ure. John died in a car accident in 1927.