Obituaries for August 31, 2014
Helen Young  September 1, 2014
Dorothy Whan   September 1, 2014
Betty Ray   September 1, 2014
Eleanor Dettmann  September 1, 2014
Vincent Carrillo  September 1, 2014
Ronald Bloominger   September 1, 2014
Joe Kaufman  September 1, 2014
Robert Buckley   September 1, 2014
Arthur Apfel  September 1, 2014
Ronald Downey  September 1, 2014
Frankie Woods  September 1, 2014
Michael Utley  September 1, 2014
Bernard Rice  September 1, 2014
Alice Circello  September 1, 2014
Richard Raines Sr.   September 1, 2014
Barry Brown   September 1, 2014
Gertrude Wells   August 31, 2014
Vincent Thompson   August 31, 2014
Elaine Stine   August 31, 2014
Melissa Pulliam  August 31, 2014
Lester Platt  August 31, 2014
Gerald Patterson  August 31, 2014
Raymond Jones   August 31, 2014
Linda Harley   August 31, 2014
Vivian Carlson   August 31, 2014
Ronald Bloominger  August 31, 2014
Maxine Simkins   August 31, 2014
William Scales  August 31, 2014
Terrence Vogele   August 31, 2014
Caryl Van Hyfte   August 31, 2014
Robert Graham Jr.   August 31, 2014
Fearld Webb   August 31, 2014
Loren Spencer   August 31, 2014
Richard Raines Sr.  August 31, 2014
Barry Brown  August 31, 2014





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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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