Deaths, Dec. 5, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 5:32 pm
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Behm, Phyllis, 83, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Connell, Danny L., 60, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Espe, Dorothy, 92, formerly of Austin, Minn.; Worlein, Austin.
Gesell, Mildred "Millie," 88, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Harrison, Hazel T. "Sissie," 92, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Ince, Philip E. Sr., 75, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
McClean, Michael J., 66, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Moorman, Milton E., 54, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Swanson, Mildred D. "Millie," 87, rural Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Tebben-Cooper, Myrna, 72, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Wallen, Stuvie C., 94, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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