Earl Davidson Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 1:05 pm
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Earl Dee Davidson, Moline, will be honored at an open house on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in observance of his 80th birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Moline VFW, 1721 7th St. No gifts, please, but a shared memory would be treasured. Send them to his home address, 4624 55th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Earl Dee was born Feb. 1, 1933. He married his high-school sweetheart, Nora Mitchell, on Aug. 1, 1953. She died in 1995. He married Bev Hartman in 2009.
His children are Dan (Dianne) Davidson, LaGrange, Ga.; Kathy (Mike) Vogel, East Moline; Randy Davidson and Nancy DeBo, East Moline. He has 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1988 after 38 years.












 



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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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