Deaths, Nov. 25, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
DeWitte, Evelyn DeWitte, 91 formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Gajeski, Donna Jean, 66, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Greer, Wanda, 74, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary, 65, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Meyers, Gordon D., 97, Davenport and Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.
Murphy, James W., 64, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Richards, Elmer "Rick," 76, Festus, Mo., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Mahn, Festus.
Ruddy, Douglas H. Sr., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wegener, Christopher, 63, Walcott; Runge, Davenport.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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