Deaths, Nov. 9, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 6:19 pm
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Goodrow, Robert "Bob" H., 85, East Moline, formerly of Savanna, Ill.; Law-Jones, Savanna.
Hall, Dorothy Pauline, 83, Sherrard; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Haynes, Elizabeth "Liz" K., 40, Pagosa Springs, Colo., formerly of Andover; Stork Family, Lakewood, Colo.
Herron, Steven T., 54, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Koberg, Bernice A., 89, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Lackey, Joy A., 81, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Lehmann, William G., 97, Sachse, Texas, formerly of Lake Zurich, Ill.
Riley, Susan, 39, Moline; Raffety, Moline.
Strohbehn, Margaret J., 81, Donahue; Weerts, Davenport.
VanOpdorp, Kenneth R., 88, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Wendler, Eleanore M., 87, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Wittevrongel, Paul E. Jr., Durango, Colo.; Hood, Durango.


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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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