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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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