Funerals today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 8:14 pm
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Anderson, Shirley S., 78, rural Lisbon, Ill.; 11 a.m., Grace Lutheran, Morris.
Behncke, Burnelle Keith "BK," 92, formerly Davenport; 10:30 a.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport).
Culbertson, Gertrude L., 94, Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
DeCoster, Mary Kay, 79, Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Fox, Frances L., 95, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jones, Belinda Jean, 61, Davenport; 11 a.m., Progressive Baptist, Davenport.
Roberts, Lillie M., 87, Davenport; 11 a.m., Grandview Baptist, Davenport.
Sheckles, Hazel, 93, formerly Keithsburg and Seaton; 6 p.m., Dennison, Aledo.
Ward, Carolyn M., 73, Woodhull; 10:30 a.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.


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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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