James Sturgill

Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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James E. Sturgill, 96, Aledo Rehab and Healthcare, died Dec. 22, 2012, at the center.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Leon United Methodist, Prophetstown, with visitation at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.
He married Maxine Mack. He married Jacqueline Murphy. He married Bernadine Sippel-Ashpole. She died in 1999.
Surviving are children, Doug, Rita Crick, Phyllis Epperly, Lynn Frost; stepchildren, Lynn Butts, Ronald Ashpole; numerous grandchildren; sister, Irene Negley.


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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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