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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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