Death list for Monday, March 18, 2013

Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:56 pm
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Boelens, Arthur F., 89, Annawan; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Butts, Charles Monroe, 80, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Carr, Neil, 78, Walnut; Garland, Walnut.
Husted, Garland L., 80, East Moline; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Kolleck, Naomi L., 94, Vista, Calif., formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Krutsinger, Jesse, 87, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Lindquist, Robert R. "Bob," 85, Andover; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Murdock, Grace Eleanor, 94, Springfield, Ill.; Curry, Pawnee, Ill.


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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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