Edna Grand Fiosne
 
"EAST MOLINE⁄SILVIS; THE ARGUS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
 
ROCK ISLAND, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS
 
DATED: FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 1990
 
EDNA FIOSNE
 
Services for Edna Grand Fiosne, 90, East Moline are 10 a.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Private burial is in Western Township Cemetery, Orion. There is no visitation. Mrs. Fiosne died March 5th while visiting relatives at Bainbridge Island, Wash. The former Edna Mildred Grant was born 01 Dec 1889, in sunny Hill, near Orion. She married Hans M. Fiosne in 1938 in Moline. He died Oct. 10, 1984. She moved to Moline with her family in 1909. She graduated from Moline High School in 1917 and Augustana College in 1922. She taught at Moline High School until 1930, when she became reference librarian and cataloger at Moline Public Library. She and her husband lived in Moline until 1950 when they built their home overlooking the Mississippi River. She was a member of Emma Kough Circle of King's Daughters and Phi Rho Sorority at Augustana College. She and her husband traveled extensively in the United States, the Caribbean, and the Far East, and for many summers they were familiar figures on the Mississippi River in their sailboat "Norma" which was designed and built by Mr. FIOSNE. Survivors include a nephew and his wife, Henry and Betty Knutsen, with whom she lived." [Transcribed news article on 19 July 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]
 
SOURCE: "THE LINE O' TYPE NEWS
 
VOL. 1 MOLINE, ILLINOIS, HIGH SCHOOL, MARCH 12, 1917 NO. 1
 
EDNA GRANT TO BE VALEDICTORIAN
 
CLASS DAY PARTS AND HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED
 
EXCERPTS: "At a meeting filled to the brim with enthusiasm and humor, the class of '17, on Monday afternoon at three o'clock, elected officers to supervise a class day program that is expected to surpass in originality and artistic finish, as well as in wit, any class day program heretofore produced.
 
After a talk by Mr. Nutting, in which he lauded the size of the honor roll as well as the high averages attained, the candidates for valedictorian and salutatorian were announced, and according to the prevalent custom, the two with the highest averages were chosen, this years honors going to Edna Grant and Mildred Chinlund, respectively. etc..." [Transcribed 14 January 2008, SLJuhl RNBSC, Compiler & Family Genealogist; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com; 3810]