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: 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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