Death list for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Bessee, Margaret "Peggy," 67, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Blanche, Robert J., 88, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Burrill, Judith E., 68, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Clement, Eugene Lee, Longwood, Fla.; Baldwin-Fairchild, Orlando, Fla.
Cullinan, Thomas J. Sr., 90, Albany; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Durr, Linda L., 65, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Faust, Helen, 62, Rock Island; Weerts, Davenport.
Lessman, Laura M., 100, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Nelson, Beverly, 82, Viola; Speer, Aledo.
Newnam, Marilyn J., 80, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Perreault, Arthur E. Sr., 82, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Petersen, Clifton Andrew, 85, Davenport, formerly Bellevue, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Robinson, Walter A., 89, Seattle, Wash., formerly Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Siebke, Joyce, 89, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Speidel, Richard E. Sr., 75, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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