Nellie McKeag Birthday


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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 12:24 pm
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Nellie Jane McKeag, Lynn Center, will be 90 years old on Dec. 19. She was born in 1922, the daughter of John and Sadie Hancock Moline.
She was raised in Cable, Ill., where she met and married Vernon McKeag in 1943. They farmed in rural Viola until 1962, when they moved to Lynn Center. Vernon died in 1998.
They are parents to Bobbye, Sandy, Vern and Andy.
She is a lifetime member of Cable Community Church, where she served as deacon and taught Sunday school for many years. Come celebrate with her family and her church family at noon at the church after services on Dec. 16.
Nellie resides at Avonlea Cottage, 2021 East 1st St., No. 24, Milan, IL 61264, and loves cards.












 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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