Don Hargrave Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 1:09 pm
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Don Hargrave, of Coyne Center, Milan, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Jan. 8, 2013.
Don was born and raised in Flora, Ill. He retired in 1985 after 35 years of service at the Rock Island Arsenal and the U.S. Army Armament Command.
Don is an Army veteran and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He married Marilyn "Lynn" Boyd in Rock Island in 1951. They moved to Coyne Center in 1955, where they still reside.
They have a daughter, Tj Hargrave, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two sons, Thomas Hargrave, Glendale, Ariz.; and Roger (Dea), Coyne Center. Another daughter, Debbie Lynn, is deceased. There are six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren to keep him young. Don has enjoyed serving his community since 1956 by accepting leadership positions in the Water Association, the Fire Protection/EMS District and the CCC Sanitary District, but is now fully retired and enjoying life.












 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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