Deaths, Nov. 25, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
DeWitte, Evelyn DeWitte, 91 formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Gajeski, Donna Jean, 66, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Greer, Wanda, 74, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary, 65, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Meyers, Gordon D., 97, Davenport and Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.
Murphy, James W., 64, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Richards, Elmer "Rick," 76, Festus, Mo., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Mahn, Festus.
Ruddy, Douglas H. Sr., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wegener, Christopher, 63, Walcott; Runge, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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