Deaths, Nov. 16, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:37 pm
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Anderson, Shirley, S., 78, rural Lisbon, Ill.; Fruland, Morris, Ill.
Brady, Ingeborg Mary Catherine Peterson, 97, Kent, Wash.; Edline & Yahn Covington, Kent.
Daniels, William "Bill" M., 52, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
DeCoster, Mary Kay, 79, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Fox, Frances L., 95, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Nicola, Bernadine J., 93, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sheckles, Hazel, 93, formerly of Keithsburg; Dennison, Aledo.
Stone, John W., 75, Rockford, Ill., formerly Moline; Sunset, Machesney Park, Ill.
Tillman, Tomi Jean Musch, 63, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Vesey, Clayton Sr., 84, Rock Island; Weerts, Davenport.


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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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