Deaths, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 8:14 pm
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Bentley, John H., 78, Davenport; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
Black, Irving R., 85, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Bush, Kathryn, 91, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes Funeral Homes Ltd., Fulton.
Hirl, Lorna, 85, Davenport; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
Houser, Jennifer F., 37, Princeton, Iowa; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Hulsart, Peggy A., 67, Moline; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Manning, Leona Mary, 90, Johnston, Iowa; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Martens, Lavonne A. "Bonnie," 81, of Savanna, Ill.; Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Ill.
Redman, Danny L., 54, Coal Valley; Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley.
Rohlk, Helen M., 95, Bettendorf; Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
Thomas, Hazel J., 81, Colona; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory Ltd., Moline.
Willey, Vittoria Wyatt, newborn, Iowa; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
Witt, William P. "Bill," 65, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes Funeral Homes Ltd., Morrison.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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