Lynn and Betty Atkins Anniversary


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:34 pm
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Lynn and Betty Atkins, 4141 31st St., Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of the Quad-Cities, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 6 in Albuquerque, N.M., with family and friends.
The former Betty Dolleslager, Moline, and Lynn Atkins, Rock Island, were married April 6, 1953, at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, Calif.
Lynn retired this year from Phoenix Transit after 26 years as a transit operator, and Betty was a realtor for Model Home Center for about 10 years.
They have six children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild: Cynthia Gibson resides in Cave Creek, Ariz., with husband Tom and son Riley; Doreen Atkins resides in Sag Harbor, N.Y.; Marc Atkins resides in Albuquerque with wife Theresa and children Monica, Cecelia with great-grandchild, Carson, Marcus and Matthew; Robyn Atkins resides in Palm Beach, Fla.; Lisa Atkins resides in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Todd Atkins resides in Winston Salem, N.C., with wife Karen and children, Connor and Mia.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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