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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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