Arnold Goreth Birthday

Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 10:59 am
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Arnold Walker Goreth, 430 30th Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on Nov. 25, 2012, in observance of his 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. at East Moline Nursing and Rehabilitation. There also will be a card shower for those who can't attend, or anyone who would like to send a card.
Mr. Goreth was born Nov. 27, 1922. He married Norma Armstrong on July 24, 1955, in Moline. She is deceased.
His children are Patti Bliven, Milan; Nancy Trush, Moline; and Joan Mincer and Sally Hull, both of Rock Island. He has nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired in June 2005 from Hy-Vee, and previously from National Life & Accident Insurance Co. and Erie Greenhouse, where he was the owner. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Rock Island.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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