Virginia 'Ginny' Anderson Birthday

Posted Online: March 28, 2014, 8:10 am
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Virginia M. "Ginny" Anderson will celebrate her 90th birthday at The Cellar restaurant in Geneseo with friends and relatives on April 4.
A longtime resident of East Moline, she now is residing at the Lighthouse, Silvis. Virginia was born to William and Ethel Allman in Eldon, Iowa, on April 6, 1924. She married Charles Paul Anderson on Sept. 22, 1951, in Rock Island. He passed away in 2011.
She has a son, Paul McIntosh, and his wife, Deborah, residing in East Moline.
Virginia retired from John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline after 24 years as an office coordinator. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Moline. She loves to read and listen to her music. Virginia has one sister, Irene Schroeder, and many nieces and nephews.
She would enjoy receiving cards from well wishers at the Lighthouse; 1900 10th St., Apt. 154, Silvis, IL 61282.
Happy birthday, Mom, from your loving son and daughter-in-law!


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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