Betty Garner Birthday

Posted Online: March 28, 2014, 8:10 am
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Betty (Mary E.) Garner, Moline, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Parish House at First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., Rock Island. No gifts are necessary. Cards are appreciated.
"Betty" was born Mary Elizabeth Christensen on April 6, 1924, the daughter of Blanche (Starr) and Art Christensen. She married Richard F. Garner on Sept. 5, 1949. He died on March 21, 1980.
Their children are Carol, Jim (Jenny Eiklor), Nancy (James Ebert) and David (Jill Seaholm). Her granddaughter, Elizabeth Ebert, is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
A graduate of Cornell College, Betty is retired from the Moline Public Library.


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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