Charles and Priscilla VanderLinden Anniversary

Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Charles and Priscilla VanderLinden, Moline, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Priscilla Lage, Moline, and Mr. VanderLinden, Rock Island, were married Jan. 24, 1953, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline.
Their children are Chuck (Barb), Rock Island; David (Lori), Moline; Jon (Melissa), Moline; and Steve (Sherry), Moline. Their four grandchildren are Drew (Amanda), Alexander, Ark.; Adam, Moline; Elliott (Dory), Southern Pines, N.C.; and Oliver, Clifton, Colo.
Mr. VanderLinden was the owner of Home Comfort Company, retiring in December 2011 after 50 years.
Mrs. VanderLinden was employed at Epic Food for 20 years and Illini Hospital for six years, retiring in 2000.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
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