Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Alava, Leonida R., 80, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Griffin, La Verne W. , 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gustafson, Catherine F., 84, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hillyer, William L., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoffman, Erline, 90, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Horeth, Scott H., 69, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hovey, Doris M., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers Shebesta, Beatrice "Bea," 101, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Turner, Kenneth, 96, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.

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