Death list for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Bolet, Guillermo A., 96, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Campbell, Valerie V., 56, Moline; Orr's, Rock Island.
Christensen, Rita L., 85, Ottawa, Ill.; Ottawa, Ottawa.
Drovesky, William E. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Edmunds, Ralph, 88, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Gravert, Dorothy I., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Gray, Timothy J., 62, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Logas, Rita J., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Meyer, Shellye Jean Arntzen, 51, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Relander, Emma Lee, 84, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Verkler, Patricia L., 58, Walcott; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Wendel, Rosemary Linn, 85, Winnetka, Calif., formerly Silvis.
Wilcox, Raymond J., 91, Silvis, formerly Marion, Kan.; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Zwicker, Harold C., 93, Preemption; Trimble, Coal Valley.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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