Margurite and Sheldon Ross Anniversary


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Posted Online: Dec. 19, 2012, 11:04 am
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Margurite and Sheldon Ross will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family vacation from Dec. 26 to 30 on South Padre Island, Texas.
Margurite Hinrichsen, Rock Island, and Mr. Ross, Moline, were married Dec. 27, 1952, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Their children are David (Pam) Ross, Milan; and Cathy (Chip) Lee, Boulder, Colo. Their grandchildren are Mike, Moline; Kyle, Milan; Hannah and Mat, Boulder.
Mr. Ross was employed as a purchasing manager at Eagle Signal, retiring in 1985 after 29 years. He was employed at AMCCOM RIA, retiring in 1990 after five years.
Mrs. Ross was employed by the Moline School District as a secretary at the high school, Wilson Junior High and Allendale, retiring in 1989 after 26 years.
We spent a lot of time with the grandchildren as they were growing up, watching basketball and soccer games. We traveled for many years in an RV. We have visited all 50 states and their capitols, also many foreign countries. We have square danced for many years and have been winter Texans for 19 years, spending about five months each year in South Texas.












 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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