Death list for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Baker, Ivan, 93, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Clark, John, 81, Eldridge; Runge, Davenport.
Disney, Ronald H. "Diz," 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Holcomb, Russell E. "Russ," 71, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hunsaker, Roy C., 56, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Johnson, Christine A., 62, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Johnson, Robert "Bob" E., 84, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Kroeger, Kevin A., 58, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Lingafelter, Floy, 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Newton, Laura Lynn, 54, Effingham, Ill.; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Reed, Dewey R., 88, Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Robinson, Charles Henry, 75, Monmouth; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Ryker, Russell S., 87, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  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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