John and Evelyn Sproston Anniversary


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 8:43 am
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John and Evelyn Sproston, Aledo, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21.
They were married in rural Aledo at the home of the groom's parents on Feb. 21, 1953.
Their marriage has been blessed by four sons, Kenneth (Maria), Ronald (Starla), Douglas (Shawn), all of Aledo; and Daniel (Lois), Seaton. They have 17 grandchildren (one deceased); and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sproston retired from John Deere in 1991 and Mrs. Sproston retired from the Mercer County Courthouse. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Aledo.












 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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