Deaths for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Burton, Audrey B., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Hiler, Douglas "Doug" Kay, 77, Rock Island; Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.
Lewis, Naomi Taggart, 97, Moline; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline.
McGrew, Dwight R., 59, Coal Valley; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Phanhlathy, Bouavanh, 65, Rock Island; Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Posner, Peggy Sue, 79, Moline; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Schueller, Edward A., 86, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Seyller, Richard C., 86, Hooppole; Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson.


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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

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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