Death list for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Baker, Ivan, 93, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Clark, John, 81, Eldridge; Runge, Davenport.
Disney, Ronald H. "Diz," 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Holcomb, Russell E. "Russ," 71, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hunsaker, Roy C., 56, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Johnson, Christine A., 62, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Johnson, Robert "Bob" E., 84, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Kroeger, Kevin A., 58, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Lingafelter, Floy, 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Newton, Laura Lynn, 54, Effingham, Ill.; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Reed, Dewey R., 88, Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Robinson, Charles Henry, 75, Monmouth; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Ryker, Russell S., 87, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, 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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