Erma Brownlee Birthday


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 8:43 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Erma Brownlee, Aledo, will be honored at an open house on Sunday, Feb. 24, in observance of her 95th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from noon to 3 p.m. at the new Aledo Fire Station. Bring no gifts, just memories.
Erma McCrery was born Feb. 24, 1918. She married Robert Brownlee, Alexis, on Sept. 9, 1944, in Monmouth. He passed away in August 1994.
Her daughter is Connie (Kent) Gerber, Aledo. Her grandchildren are Traci (Don) Yates, New Boston; Jon (Kathy Marlow), Geneseo; and Brian (Kayde) Gerber, Aledo. Her great-grandchildren are Kyle Yates, Karlee and Tinlee Gerber, Sage, Jayden and Sydney Marlow.
She is a member of Norwood Presbyterian Church, Alexis.












 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)