Deaths, Jan. 27, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Bearce. William Kenneth "Bill" Jr., 72, Rock Island, formerly of Bushnell, Ill.; Clugston-Tibbitts, Macomb, Ill.
Beeth, Walter C., 96, formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Buskirk, Donna, 94, a resident at Lincoln Rehab Center in Decauter, Ill., formerly of Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
DeCrane, Diane S., 62, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Gibson, Barrie, 70, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Johnson, Thaddeus M. Sr., 84, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jones, George T. "Tom," 87, Davenport, formerly of Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Jones, Wayne G., Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of the Quad-Cities area; West-Hurtt, DeSoto, Texas.
Marcussen, Jack O., 88, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Peisch, Patricia L., 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sharar, Donald, 91, Silvis, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
West, Mary B., 88, LeClaire; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.


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  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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