William Thorndyke

Posted Online: April 19, 2014, 9:06 pm
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William Thorndyke, 79, formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Rock Island. Services are 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. to services. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born in Muscatine. He married Barbara Woods in 1956 in Muscatine. She died in 1995.
He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Survivors are kids, Penny, Debbie Robbins, Barbara, Ely, Thersa and Joshua; 33 special grandchildren; sister, Nancy; and brother, Pete.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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