Funerals today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 26, 2012, 7:12 pm
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Asquith, Delores E., 96, Moline, formerly Reynolds; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Reynolds.
Carlin, Joanne J., 78, Bettendorf; 4:30-7 p.m., Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport.
Craig, Betty M., 84, Davenport, formerly Rock Island; 2-4 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; 10 a.m., Greenview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary J., 65, New Windsor; 11 a.m., New Windsor Cemetery.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; 1 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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