Deaths for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012


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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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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