Gary and Margaret Park Anniversary

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:34 pm
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Gary L. and Margaret L. Park, Rock Island, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Margaret L. Mayne, Orion, and Mr. Park, Moline, were married April 6, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline.
Their children are Capt. William D. Park, USN, Springfield, Va.; and Diane M. Hansen, Marion, Iowa. They have six grandchildren.
Mr. Park was employed at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. and Mid American Energy Co. as an electric meter journeyman, retiring Feb. 1, 2002 after 36 1/2 years.
Mrs. Park was employed at Bank of Silvis and Pinnacle Bank for 27 years. She has been employed as a legal assistant for William T. Phares P.C. for 12 years.
They are members of Sacred Heart Church, Moline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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