Deaths, July 1, 2014

Posted Online: June 30, 2014, 5:51 pm
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Acosta, Alfonso, 82, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Anderson, Lillie M., 84, Osco; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Harding, Christopher Michael, 38, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Holmes, Mark Alan, 52, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jackson, Frances, 102, Peoria, Ill., formerly Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Jefferson, Raymond "Skip," 61, Moline; Denison, Aledo.
Johnson, Richard A., 73, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Jones, Rachel I., 83, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Larrison, Edgar Lee, 79, Hampton, East Moline, Lakeland, Fla.; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Liebbe, Jean M., 91, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Matheny, Susan L., 58, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Overton, Clifford E., 83, Bettendorf; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Stiles, Kathryn "Kay," 85, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Tucker, Lind J., 50, Hopkins, S.C., formerly Moline; Thompson, Columbia, S.C.
VanOpdorp, Louann, 59, Geneseo, formerly Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Vogele, Terrence 'Terry," 78, Summerville, S.C.; Parks, Summerville.


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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