Deaths for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Burton, Audrey B., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Hiler, Douglas "Doug" Kay, 77, Rock Island; Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.
Lewis, Naomi Taggart, 97, Moline; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline.
McGrew, Dwight R., 59, Coal Valley; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Phanhlathy, Bouavanh, 65, Rock Island; Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Posner, Peggy Sue, 79, Moline; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Schueller, Edward A., 86, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Seyller, Richard C., 86, Hooppole; Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson.


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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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