Margaret Doonan Birthday

Originally Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
Last Updated: March 25, 2013, 11:12 am
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Margaret Doonan, 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family dinner on March 9 at Friendship Manor.
Margaret was born March 9, 1923. She married William Doonan on Dec. 26, 1942, in Davenport. He is deceased.
Her children are Gary (Jane) Doonan, Rome, N.Y.; and Tracy (Mary) Doonan, Reynolds. She has three grandchildren and five great-grandsons.
She grew up on a farm in rural Milan and was involved in farming with her husband for nearly 60 years. She is a longtime member of Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, and she now attends Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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