Elaine Gaylor

Posted Online: Dec. 23, 2012, 5:01 pm
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Graveside services for Elaine Gaylor, 87, of Davenport, are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Weerts, Davenport, is assisting the family.
She died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Kahl Home.
She was born April 29, 1925, in Oak Park, to Reginald and Emelia Perriam. She married Robert
Gaylor in 1944 in Davenport. He died in 1978.
Survivors are daughters, Bobbie Bechel, Des Moines, and Barbara Schroeder, Davenport;
sister, Barbara Cramer, Bella Vista, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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