Rafaela Solis


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Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2013, 8:55 pm
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Rafaela Solis, 90, Rock Island, died Jan. 20, 2013, at home.
Services are noon Wednesday at Templo Alabanza, Moline. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl, Moline. Burial is at Moline Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 14, 1922. She married Patricio Solis on March 17, 1941. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are children, Manuel Solis, Candelario Solis, Raul Solis, Juan Solis, Clemente Solis, Maleno Solis, Gregorio Solis, Benito Solis, Jaime Solis and Maria Ramos; 52 grandchildren; 120 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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