Deaths, March 2, 2013

Posted Online: March 01, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Bates, Brenda L., 61, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Churchill, Bill, 78, Cordova; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Croegaert, Shirley J., Annawan; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Dirth, Gerald E. "Jerry," 74, of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Harker, Sharon Anne, 79, Kewanee; First Christian, Kewanee.
Jackson, Gloria F., 78, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Mulloy, Joel Jay, 61, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Pearson, Patricia, 80, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Rohwer, Ruth R., 90, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Rolfes, Jay G., 48, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Schneckloth, Dean M., 72, of Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Tinker, Vivian, 91, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.


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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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