Deaths, Dec. 11, 2012

Originally Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 5:22 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Armstrong, Helen L., 88, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Blume, Frederick "Rick" Tillman Hawk, 57, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Domingez, Peter, 87, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Fix, Robert Lewis, Warr Acres, Okla., formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Hawkins, Timothy "Tim" Drake, 61, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Jordan, Joshua Edward, 35, of Mount Vernon, Mo., formerly of Geneseo; Herman H. Lohmeyer, Springfield, Mo.
Lowry, Curtis, 59, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Medina, Consuelo R., 93, of Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Monty, George C., 59, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Polchow, Michael D., 65, Rock Island; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wilkens, Jay, 87, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.


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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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