Funerals today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 26, 2012, 7:12 pm
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Asquith, Delores E., 96, Moline, formerly Reynolds; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Reynolds.
Carlin, Joanne J., 78, Bettendorf; 4:30-7 p.m., Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport.
Craig, Betty M., 84, Davenport, formerly Rock Island; 2-4 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; 10 a.m., Greenview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary J., 65, New Windsor; 11 a.m., New Windsor Cemetery.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; 1 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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