Deaths, Dec. 5, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 5:32 pm
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Behm, Phyllis, 83, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Connell, Danny L., 60, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Espe, Dorothy, 92, formerly of Austin, Minn.; Worlein, Austin.
Gesell, Mildred "Millie," 88, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Harrison, Hazel T. "Sissie," 92, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Ince, Philip E. Sr., 75, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
McClean, Michael J., 66, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Moorman, Milton E., 54, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Swanson, Mildred D. "Millie," 87, rural Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Tebben-Cooper, Myrna, 72, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Wallen, Stuvie C., 94, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.


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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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