Deaths, May 7, 2013

Posted Online: May 06, 2013, 6:55 pm
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Borgstadt, Emma Jean, 79, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Weerts, Davenport.
Brown, William A. "Bill," 65, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Clearman, Harold D., 99, of Buffalo; Weerts, Davenport.
Ealy, Dorothy L., 85, East Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Hamilton, Larry D., 75, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hodgett, Katherine R. "Kate," 98, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Hoogerwerf, Michael, 49, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Justman, Helen, 94, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Kling, Dennis A., 64, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Martensen, Vieno, 90, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Martinez, Frank Jr., 68, Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McAninch, Agnes M., 101, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McWilliams, Helen Fay, 50, Scooba, Miss.; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Marion L., 66, of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Moritz, Max, 75, Coal Valley; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Muller, Wesley H., 95, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Nichols, Rev. Warren Glenn "Butch," 66, Alto, Ga.; McGahee-Griffin & Stewart, Cornelia, Ga.
Nickolson, Marjorie Jean, 78, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Passig, Harold "Butch" W. Jr., 73, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Purcell, Patricia A., 79, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Sapp, Marjorie Sue, Milan.
Smith, Ralph A., 76, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stiegel, Donovan D., MD, Winter Park, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area.
Troxel, Suzanne, 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Sharon, 73, New Boston; Speer, Aledo.


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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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