William 'Porter Bill' Johnson

Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:50 pm
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William Edward "Porter Bill" Johnson, 69, of Kewanee, died Feb. 11, 2013.
Friends will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Mark's Tap, Kewanee.
He was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Kewanee.
Surviving are his wife, Wynne Harper Johnson; daughters, Denise (Greg) Berlin, Summerfield, Fla., Heidi (Prioleau) Alexander, Charleston, S.C., and Wendy (Tim) Goodrum, Princeton, Ill.; grandchildren, Joshua, Mallory, Mason and Ava; four great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Rensink, Temecula, Calif.; and brother, Charles Jr., Kewanee.


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1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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