Death list for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Frits, Marguerite, 85, Owatonna, Minn., formerly of Port Byron.
Gittings, Bonita, 67, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Gless, Richard E. II, 42, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Huycke, Mary, 93, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Kelley, Douglas G., 76, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Nance, Willie "Cut," 67, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Stahle, Kathleen P., 72, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Williams, Phyllis A., 77, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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