Deaths, Jan. 25, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Hawley, Lawrence B., 73, Peoria, Ill.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Hayes, Modesta Arguello, 94, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Holmes, Robert H., 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Lorenz, Olga E., 94, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Martin, Queen Ester, 68, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Olson, Anna, 93, Adel, Iowa, formerly of Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Pilarski, Donald E. "Don" "Peelie," Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Shearer, Helen, 97, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Wood, Shirley Lawrence, 87, Moline; Trimble, Moline.

















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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