Funerals, Feb. 28, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Bates, Jerry W., 90, Peoria, Ariz., formerly of the Quad-Cities; 1 p.m., Wendt, Moline.
Donahue, Michael J. Sr., 57, Davenport; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Goodworth, Betty M., 84, Davenport; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Howard, Dick N., 85, Hampton; 1 p.m., Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Leonard, Eber J. "Len," 95, Bettendorf; noon, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Pope, Fred Leroy Jr., 89, Moline; 10 a.m., Edgewood Baptist, Rock Island.
Seefeld, Rose, 70, Joy; 11 a.m., Fippinger, Aledo.
Sinksen, Wayne Delmar, 85, Davenport; 11:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Woods, Charles M. "Mike," 67, Colona; 11 a.m., Schroder, Colona.


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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