Mary Begyn Birthday


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 11:51 am
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Mary Jane Begyn, Amber Ridge, 900 43rd Ave.,Moline, will celebrate her 85th birthday with afamily gathering.
Mary Jane Wittevrongel was born Oct. 21, 1927,in Kewanee. She married Francis R. Begyn on July24, 1948, in Rock Island. He died July 21, 1993.
Her children and spouses are Larry and SueBegyn, Laurie (deceased) and Steve Hauman andLynne and Kim Newton. Mrs. Begyn has eightgrandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was employed at Royal Neighbors and later asa secretary for the Black Hawk Lung Association.
She is a member of Sacred Heart Parish, RockIsland.












 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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