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 Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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