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Ruthie Jackson


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Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 5:23 pm
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Services for Ruthie J. Jackson, 75, of Rock Island, are noon Tuesday at Orr's Mortuary, Rock Island, with visitation 11 a.m. to services. Burial is at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.
She died Jan. 13, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
She was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Preston, Miss., to Van and Sadie Jackson.
Survivors include her children, Anita Farmer, Albert and Jerry Jackson, all of Rock Island; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Rudolph, and her parents.















 



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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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