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Ethel Sowash Birthday


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
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On March 29, 1923, a star was born. Ethel E. (Johnson) Sowash will celebrate her 90th birthday.
She remains very active and, along with her husband, Robert, are longtime members of the Andalusia Baptist Church.
Ethel retired in 1984 from the Rock Island Argus, serving 18 years in the business office.
Ethel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. To pass time, she also loves working in her fill-in-the-word books.
Happy Birthday Grandma, love your family, daughter, Tammy Stoneberger, Mokena, Ill.; son, Tim R. Sowash, Dixon, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jamie Ackerland, Gary, Minn., Jeffrey Matlick, Atkinson, Jennifer Matlick, East Moilne, and Brandon Hammond, New Lenox, Ill., and Travis Sowash, Colorado. She also has 11 great-grandchildren.
Your are my Sunshine ... continue to shine.














 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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