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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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