Day in history for November 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The party on Wednesday evening at the Methodist Church was the largest ever held in Rock Island and the proceeds we learn were $650.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Job Ross died yesterday noon. Mrs. Ross was born in England and came to Rock Island in 1855. She was 52 years old. The funeral will be held tomorrow in Trinity Episcopal Church.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Royal Family Literary Society met last evening with Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Cessna. A supper was served and two members were admitted.

1930 -- 75 years ago
John J. Ullemeyer, men's clothier, 1724 2nd Ave., one of Rock Island's veteran merchants, announced plans to close out his business. Mr. Ullemeyer has maintained a retail clothing establishment at the 2nd Ave. address for the past 30 years.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Henry C. Hartman took his last ride as engineer of the Rock Island Railroad's Corn Belt Rocket yesterday. The 177-mile trip between Des Moines and Rock Island was his farewell journey because he had reached his 70th birthday, mandatory date for retirement with the railroad.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Today is the 224th day of the United Auto Workers Local 1277 strike against Canteen Corp., Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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