Robert White Birthday


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Born four score and one year ago, Robert B. White, 2949 44th St., Rock Island, is celebrating a birthday!
Bob is a Sherrard High School graduate and a veteran of the Korean War. While at Sherrard High School he met his life-long love and verbal sparring partner, Joanne, which through their union produced two sons.
Over the years, Bob's interests have included sports, horses, music, sports, dancing, cards, Iowa Hawkeye sports, traveling and sports. He is a very loving grandfather and was particularly supportive during the grandkids' involvement in spo ... uh, school activities. His participation during the golden years of men's softball (when men were men and women sat on bleachers) created many life-long friendships, which he enjoys to this day.
Bob had a successful career as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, but after retirement found a creative outlet as the stunt double for Ernest Borgnine.
Happy birthday Dad, may you have many more!














 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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