Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Anderson, Everett "Lefty" Jr., 95, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Czupka, Nancy J., 78, Inverness, Fla., formerly Rock Island; Heinz, Inverness.
DeMeyer, Jerrold "Jerry," 58, Green Forest, Ark.; Nelson, Berryville, Ark.
Fick, Allen E., 65, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Gravitt, Darrel D., 81, Port Byron; Schroder, Silvis.
Greer, Harry Lee Jr., 91, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Hartley, Priscilla June Devlin, 88, Galesburg; Hoover-Hall, Alexis.
Herbst, Clifford L. "Skip," 88, Hot Springs Village, Ark., formerly the Quad-Cities area.
Hicks, Betty J., 92, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Inghram, Mary Ellen, 79, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Majeski, Kathleen, 56, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Miller, Joanne M., 72, Rock Island; Bewley, Aledo.
Overton, Ivan "Ike" R., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Saskowski, Gregory J., 50, Peoria, Ill.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Schrier, Bud, 82, Carlisle, Iowa; Overton, Indianola, Iowa.
Sparacello, Benjamin J. "Benny," 86, East Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Stallings, Aaron, infant son of Cody and Alesha Stallings, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Stuebe, Charles A., 65, Illinois City; Hodgson, Rock Island.


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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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