Funerals, March 16, 2013

Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm
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Adams, Carlene D., 86, Viola; 10 a.m., St. John's Catholic, Viola.
Butler, Mary Catherine, 91, Davenport; 11:15 a.m., Kahl Home Chapel, Davenport.
Gibson, David C. "Dave," 51, Kewanee; 2 p.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Gonyier, Harold D. Jr., 50, Davenport; noon, home of his sister, Cindy Wells, Port Byron.
Hines, Betty J., 84, Milan, Mo., formerly Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Milton, Elizabeth "Miss Ann," 62, East Moline; noon, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, East Moline.
Ovens, Brynn "Boo" Olivia, 17 months, East Moline; 5:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Walline, Michael A., 65, Cambridge; 2 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.


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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