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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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