Deaths, Feb. 17, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:40 pm
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Anderson, Karl A., 60, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Becht, Dorothy A., 71, Chillicothe, Mo.; Lindley, Chillicothe.
Bird, Betty L., 73, Panorama Park, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Boelkens, Gerald J., 83, Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Collinson, Darlene E., 77, Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Compton, David Howard, Davenport; Orr's, Rock Island.
Emmerson, Margaret M., 91, Sheffield; Stackhouse-Moore, Sheffield.
Ford, Robert M. "Mike" "Bob," 61, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Gooding, J. Ellison "Bud," 83, San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Hampton; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Gottman, Kay D., 73, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Quinn-Shalz, Jacksonville Beach.
Groves, Harry L., 87, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Hongpananonde, Narong "Pete" 60, of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-Devries, Davenport.
Johnson, Winifred "Winnie" Johnson, East Moline; Runge, Davenport.
Kennedy, Althea D., 79, of Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Malloy, James "Jim," 86, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Neufeld, Loretta E., formerly of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Rosenthal, Clifton "Gene" Eugene, 58, formerly of Rock Island.
Skarda, Richard, 70, of Aledo; Bewley, Aledo.
Tanner, Ruby Rosalie, 93, Geneseo, formerly of Hillsdale; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Van Ooteghem, Charles C., 89, of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Williams, Gladys, 100, of East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Ziegler, John H., 95, of Crosstown Square, Silvis, formerly of East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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