Charles Braud

Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 5:13 pm
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Charles James Braud, 66, of Rock Island, departed this life on Jan. 1, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Burial will be at a later date. Orr's Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
He was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Chicago, the son of Herman and Bessie B. Mayfield Braud.
He was a combat Vietnam War veteran. He was an electrician and worked for several construction companies.
Survivors include his daughter, Latecia Braud, Moline; son, Justin Braud, Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Catherine Miles-Mendoza, Moline; and brother, Walter Braud, Rock Island.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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