William Greer


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Funeral services for William "Bill" J. Greer, 77, of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Friday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visiation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
He died Jan. 19, 2012, at Genesis East, Davenport.
He was born Feb 4, 1935. He married Marie Cecere Oct. 5, 1958.
Survivors include his wife; son, Joseph (Candy) Greer, Davenport; grandchildren, Catherine, William and Benjamin; twin brother, Benjamin (Sue) Greer, Venice, Fla.; half-brother, Dan Ray Petty, Enid, Okla.












 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
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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