Day in history for October 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
George W. Harris Jr., son of Mr. George W. Harris, one of the early settlers of Rock Island, died last Tuesday after a hunting accident near Andalusia.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Messrs. Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann of Rock Island, Dimock, Gould And Co. of Moline, and Musser And Co. of Muscatine have purchased 12,000 acres of timber in Wisconsin for $120,000.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Magi celebrated the opening of their new lodge rooms last night by initiating a class of 50 candidates.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Austin J. Hollingsworth of Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, returned from the World Convention of the Disciples of Christ in Washington, D.C.

1955 -- 50 years ago
David DeDoncker, 22, East Moline, a law student at the University of Illinois, has been named a student legal assistant to U.S. Dist. Atty. John B. Stoddart Jr., Springfield.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Miss Anna Deere Hewitt, Washington, D.C., became the bride of Joseph Vincent Wolfe, Alexandria, Va., in a ceremony at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander Hewitt, Rock Island, are the bride's parents. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Vincent Joseph Wolfe, Moline, and the late Mr. Wolfe.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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