Deaths, March 31, 2013

Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:42 pm
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Barnes, Gevernia Schachel, 81, Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Bettendorf; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Bizarri, Natalie Jean, 87, Coal Valley; Schroder, Silvis.
Davis, Bonnie Lous, 58, Milan; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Haedrich, Alida "Lillian," 93, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mack, George D., 91, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Morrison, Dr. Donald E., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Petersen, Jerris G. "Jerry," 80, Donahue; Chambers, Eldridge.
Springer, Grace E., 92, Silvis; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Tucker, Beverly J., 84, Moline; Wendt, 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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