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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
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1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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