Deaths for Saturday, March 8, 2014

Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 5:13 pm
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Allen, Bertie Lou, 85, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Finnegan, Ernestine W., 82, Camanche, Iowa, formerly Princeton, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Gilbert, Margaret L., 80, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Gutierrez, Felix, 78, Rock Island; Schroder, Silvis.
Klundt, Helen L., 86, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Linson, Laura Jean, 80, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Neer, Robert E., 73, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Parker, Marjorie R., formerly Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Steele, Douglas T., 49, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


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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