Deaths, Dec. 11, 2012

Originally Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 5:22 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Armstrong, Helen L., 88, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Blume, Frederick "Rick" Tillman Hawk, 57, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Domingez, Peter, 87, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Fix, Robert Lewis, Warr Acres, Okla., formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Hawkins, Timothy "Tim" Drake, 61, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Jordan, Joshua Edward, 35, of Mount Vernon, Mo., formerly of Geneseo; Herman H. Lohmeyer, Springfield, Mo.
Lowry, Curtis, 59, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Medina, Consuelo R., 93, of Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Monty, George C., 59, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Polchow, Michael D., 65, Rock Island; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wilkens, Jay, 87, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.


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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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