Death list for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 10:24 pm
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Badtram, Harry Harold, 91, Eldridge; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Bates, Jerry W., 90, Peoria, Ariz., formerly of the Quad-Cities; Wendt, Moline.
Denahey, David L., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Dunahugh, Dr. Mark D., 49, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Gerard, Sheila S., 78, Royal Oaks, Kewanee, formerly of Galva; Rux, Galva.
Pettit, Robert "Bob," 90, Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Cordova; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Pope, Fred Leroy Jr., 89, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Reyna, Evelyn, 91, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Sargent, Charles A., 63, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Struve, Robert Allen, 63, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Lietz-Fraze, Lake Havasu City.
Warfield, Dorothy L., 76, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.


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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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