Funerals, Nov. 8, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 07, 2012, 5:25 pm
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Buster, Katie A., 21, Port Byron; 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist, Port Byron.
Hildebrant, Timothy D. Sr., 67, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Holzinger, Nada, 60, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 10 a.m., Schroder, Colona.
Johnson, Marie M., 93, Aledo; 10 a.m., Viola Cemetery.
Labath, Janine Lou, 65, Davenport; 2:30 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Sivertsen, Jerry, 83, Moline; noon, Wendt, Moline.
Thomsen, Darrell E., 70, Long Grove; 10 a.m., Park View Lutheran.
Verstraete, Helene M., 90, East Moline; 11 a.m., St. Anne Catholic, East Moline.
Young, Mary Louise, 78, Galesburg; 1:30 p.m., Corpus Christi Catholic, Galesburg.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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