Mildred Griffith Birthday

Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 9:47 am
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Mildred Griffith, Moline, will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 12 with her family.
Mildred Schiess was born in Reynolds on March 12, 1919. She married Harold Griffith in 1945 in New York. He passed away in 2004.
Her family includes children, Gloria (Steve) Wisley, Karen (Joe) Billman, John Griffith, Joline (Steve) Schroder, and Jeff (Pam) Griffith, and six grandchildren, Andy (deceased), Katie, Laura, Scott, Eric and Jennifer.
Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Griffith was employed at Modern Woodmen, Rock Island. She is a member of First Congregational Church, Moline.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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