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.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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