Deaths, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Costas, Judith Jo Ann, 71, Muscatine; Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Muscatine.
De Leon, Corazon H., 75, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Deffenbaugh, Rose B., 74, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Dujakovic, Velimir, 66, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.
Ham, Jacil, 80, Aledo; Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo.
Johnson, Bettyann, 70, East Moline; Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.
Pople, Cheryl Ann Enderle, 74, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Ruch, Evelyn Frances, 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Thomas, Eleanor C., 93, East Moline; Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.
Valentine, Kenneth E., 53, Bettendorf; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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