Funerals, Feb. 1, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 7:41 pm
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Ainley, William R., 80, Kewanee; 11 a.m., Kewanee Assembly of God.
Benson, Henry E., 83, Moline; 11 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.
Bohnsack, Patsy "Pat" M., 65, Blue Grass; 5 p.m., Calvary Lutheran, Buffalo.
Bolt, Eudella A. "Dell" 94, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., St. James Lutheran, Rock Island.
Briggs, Kyle James, 27, Davenport; 1 p.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Campbell, Valerie V., 56, Moline; 11 a.m., Antioch Baptist, Rock Island.
Marcussen, Jack O., 88, Moline; 1:30 p.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Poston, Raymond A., 72, Walcott; 10:30 a.m.. Our Lady of Victory Catholic, Davenport.
Powell, Colleen L., 83, Colona House, East Moline; noon, First Baptist, East Moline.
Ramirez, Jesse P., 88, Galesburg; 10 a.m., St. Patrick's Catholic, Galesburg.
Savage, Amos, 97, Rock Island; 6 p.m., Wendt, Moline,
Shafer, Betty J., 82, Moline; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Snodgrass-Johnson, Joanne "Josie," 84, Resthave, Morrison; 10:30 a.m., St. Anne's Episcopal, Morrison.
Stewart, Richard Henry, 86, Hillsdale; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Cemetery, Hillsdale.
Zwicker, Harold C., 93, Preemption; 11 a.m., Preemption United Methodist.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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