Deaths, Dec. 4, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:19 pm
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Beaudry, Mary Ann, 79, formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Presly, Rock Island.
Dura, Marcella, 83, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Farr, Donna M., 69, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Luckey, Robert L., 55, of Calvin, Okla.; Whinery-Savage, Elk City, Okla.
Pauley, Mary Lou, 85, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Scoville, Mary Anna, 92, Rock Island, formerly of Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Snyder, Elmer "Whitey," 89, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Van Unnik, Louise Josephine, 91, Knoxville, Ill., formerly of Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Villegas, Augustin Victoria, 57, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Wakeland, Patricia M., 78, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Winegard, Alfred Daniel, 86, Muscatine; Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers, Muscatine.
Wolf, Barbara J., Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.


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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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