Death list for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Barlow, Veryl H., 83, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Colmer, Joe L., 95, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Douglas, Alice M., 85, Bettendorf, formerly of Moline; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries.
Gau, Jean P., 77, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Hendrickson, Ted, Charles, 71, Tucson, Ariz. ; Adair, Tucson.
Johnson, Mary F., 74, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Marr, Galen Russell, 69, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Mlekush, Shirley A. Newberry, 77, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Sieben, Lois V., 96, Geneseo; Stackhouse-Moore.
Snyder, Ward "Ken," 67, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Swanson, The Rev. H.R. Erwin, 89, Madison, Wis., formerly of Bettendorf; Gunderson, Madison.
Viscioni, Louis, 99, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Williams, Arthur F., 85, Andalusia; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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