Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Anderson, Everett "Lefty" Jr., 95, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Czupka, Nancy J., 78, Inverness, Fla., formerly Rock Island; Heinz, Inverness.
DeMeyer, Jerrold "Jerry," 58, Green Forest, Ark.; Nelson, Berryville, Ark.
Fick, Allen E., 65, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Gravitt, Darrel D., 81, Port Byron; Schroder, Silvis.
Greer, Harry Lee Jr., 91, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Hartley, Priscilla June Devlin, 88, Galesburg; Hoover-Hall, Alexis.
Herbst, Clifford L. "Skip," 88, Hot Springs Village, Ark., formerly the Quad-Cities area.
Hicks, Betty J., 92, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Inghram, Mary Ellen, 79, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Majeski, Kathleen, 56, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Miller, Joanne M., 72, Rock Island; Bewley, Aledo.
Overton, Ivan "Ike" R., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Saskowski, Gregory J., 50, Peoria, Ill.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Schrier, Bud, 82, Carlisle, Iowa; Overton, Indianola, Iowa.
Sparacello, Benjamin J. "Benny," 86, East Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Stallings, Aaron, infant son of Cody and Alesha Stallings, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Stuebe, Charles A., 65, Illinois City; Hodgson, Rock Island.


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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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