Death list for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Basala, Vicki (Ireland), formerly LeClaire.
Berberich, Timothy L., 47, Davenport, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Fuelling, Nellie, 98, Orion; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Gildersleeve, Joe David, 77, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Harper, Jerome C., 82, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Lambin, Edwin V., 84, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Lawton, George R., 82, Walcott, formerly Davenport; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Riley, Louise M., 85, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Ruggles, Ila M., 97, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Sneath, Ronald L., 58, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Sterritt, Elinor E., 88, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Troutner, Robert, 61, Davenport; Trimble, Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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