Death list for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 6:06 pm
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Averill, William T. "Ted," 83, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Bockhouse, George "The Barber," 69, Carbon Cliff; Schroder, Silvis.
Brown, Winifred R., 88, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Danielson, Ruth L., 96, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.
Endres, William A. "Bill," 87, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly the Illinois Quad-Cities; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Fillman, Oliver F., 86, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Fredrickson, Conrad S., 71, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Jefferson, Al, 77, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Kormann, Kevin E., 53, Blue Grass; Runge, Davenport.
Mehmert, Joy E., 103, Davenport, formerly Ft. Madison, Iowa; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Miller, Steven W., 58, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Petersen, Dorothy B., 77, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Petty, Dana C., 93, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Quay, Rev. Ronald C., 68, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Stahlhut, Ron D., 54, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Wagenecht, Leslie R. Wagenecht, 52, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.


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  Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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