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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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