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, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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