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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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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