Charles Huston


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Posted Online: March 29, 2013, 7:10 pm
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Charles W. "Charlie" Huston, 86, of Davenport, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Davenport.
Following cremation, visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Runge, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was employed by the original Farmall Works in Rock Island, retiring in the mid-1980s. Later he was employed by St. Ambrose.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kathy; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Todd; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Myrna. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 2009, and three sisters.












 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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