Queen Martin

Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Queen Ester Martin, 68, of Rock Island, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Orr's, Rock Island, with visitation noon to services. Burial is in Leland, Miss.
Surviving are her children, Ronna Brown, Rock Island, Billie Jo Martin-Sanchez, Memphis, Beverlyn, Joyce, Shawana, Jennifer, Amanda Martin, all of Minneapolis, Minn., Leon Perry Martin, Greensville, Miss., Roderick Martin, Seattle, Wash., Patrick Martin, Des Moines; a sister; two brothers; 38 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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