Shifting Scenes of Local Events Shown in Review
Backward Glance Over Happenings in Community for Twelve Months is Interesting
Reveals the Play of Life
Shows in chronological order, in colors of light and shade what has transpired.
The chronological story of the year as regards Rock Island, and the county at large, is told day by day and month by month, as a part of The Argus special edition. Leading events of local interest occurring in 1915 are brought into review, and as the curtain is rolled back, disclosing the play of events upon the stage, the scene seems shifted as in the twinkling of an eye. Much that happened, after all, was what might be expected to happen in the daily life of a great and growing community, but there is always the element of surprise - when the event actually occurs.
Paragraphs in review might be written as a "lead" for the story, if that were an obvious need, but it seems the better way to let the reader do his or her own reviewing.
But there is one fact above all others that stands out in the story of the year, and that is the growth and expansion that have come to Rock Island, through annexation or natural accretion, since The Argus special was printed a twelve months ago.
A Year's Happenings
A summary of leading events in Rock Island county is given as follows:
1. Jacob Starofski, 75 years, dies while in act of building fire and pet dog spreads alarm to members of family. Heart trouble is the cause.
Residence of W. H. Blasell at Viola burns to ground. Damages, $4,000.
Otto Huber, aged 48 years, banker and brewer, dies following illness of 63 hours. Cause, cerebral hemorrhage.
2. Property owners of South Rock Island meet and oppose location of tuberculosis sanatorium at Seventeenth and Brashar streets.
Four hurt in coasting accident in Moline. Injured, Ed Sundstrom, Russell Bergstedt, Joe Keefe and John C. Hammer, the latter of South Rock Island.
3. Former Sheriff O. L. Bruner taken seriously ill of complication of diseases and relatives are sent for.
H. L. Wheelan is named foreman of January grand jury which immediately goes into secret session.
Reports that Rock Island County Fair association would be taken from Joslin and given to Rock Island or Moline denied at annual meeting. J. E. Donahoo is named president.
Alice Ryan, aged 11 years, dies at St. Anthony's hospital of burns she received Christmas morn.
Sears by vote of 41 to 6, annexes 1,200 acres of land south of the limits of Rock Island.
4. Governor Dunne stops scheduled 10-round boxing exhibition between "Peanuts" Scjieberl and Andy Dans here.
Council decides only to advertise for bids for incineration plant and let incoming administration act on same.
Mrs. K. T. Anderson resigns as president of Bethany home board and Mrs. Naomi Littig as matron of home, at annual meeting. Mrs. Anderson, however, serves the remainder of the year.
Blanch Laverne, 5-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thomas, found dead in baby buggy. Cause, natural.
5. C. A. Hallgren chosen excellent high priest of Royal Arch Masons at annual election of officers.
Mrs. Kat Yourex of Canton named teacher of public speaking in Moline schools.
Andrew Kempe of Augustana college faculty named by city council member of park board to fill vacancy caused by death of Otto Huber.
Forty-six are given final certificates by Judge Olmsted and become citizens. One is a woman.
By a vote of 258 to 9, 142 acres of land south of the city limits and west of Seventeenth street are acquired by city.
First steps of exercising jurisdiction over newest addition to city is taken by calling a hearing on water main project.
7. Initial meeting to discuss plans for $60,000 concrete bridge over Rock river at Colona held in court house.
Rev. Franklin Weidner, formerly of Augustana college, dies at Trangerine, Fla., aged 63 years.
8. J. C. Burgoyne is named chairman of new county jail building committee at meeting held court house.
New swinging sign ordinance passed by council June 8, 1914, goes into effect, over 200 signs having been removed and replaced by new ones.
Promoters plan Burlington, Mississippi River & Northern railroad from Arpee Junction Rock Island, which later falls through.
9. James Daily is held for the murder of John B. Schoessel, which occurred in front of the latter's home on Nov. 7, 1913, in report of January grand jury. Fred Muttera was held for manslaughter of John Hjemeland, and Madame Melba for confidence game and loss of $2,300 belonging to W. H. Ballard, Charles City, Iowa. Twenty-five were indicted and report established a record for speedy work in recent years.
C. C. Wilson named head of Southwest Improvement association, permanently organized by property owners in territory annexed to Rock Island in past year.
August A. Smith named captain of new fire station No. 5.
Eight are hurt in coasting accidents on Forty-fourth street hill. Principally injured were Ben Sperbeck and E. Dickson, this city, and Ed Swanson and R. Arvidson, Moline.
Attorney W. L. Ludolph and J. J. Taxman named two new directors of Illinois Oil company at annual meeting. Old officers reelected.
10. John King, colored porter at Harms hotel, rescues Walter Fitzsimons and George Anderson, who broke through ice at foot of Seventeenth street.
Alfonso Petrone, 25 years, an Italian, is found murdered near Silvis car line in Silvis. Black hand believed to be responsible for death.
11. Annual tax rate for Rock Island and Moline announced by R. C. Clarke, county tax expert. Assessment here is 25 mills less than in Moline, Rock Island's being $6.47 and Moline's $7.12.
12. J. L. Vernon chosen president of German Trust & Savings bank, and also of People's National, succeeding the late Otto Huber. Other banks elect old officers.
Annual report of Illinois health board made public, showing Rock Island is one of the healthiest cities in state.
Clyde Laverne McAninch, aged 22 years, killed, Edward J. Fenwich almost fatally injured, and two others badly hurt, when bob-sled loaded with six collided with pole on the Forty-fourth street hill near Ninth avenue. Police order coasting stopped.
13. Jacob S. Shield of Chicago talks to capacity house at Illinois theatre on "Christian Science."
Petition urging congress to establish embargo to end European war circulated by Rev. Ph. Wilhelm.
Charles Zuber, Davenport, attempts suicide in jail after arrest for larceny.
Coasting accident of night before followed by one on Twenty-third street hill in which Will Smith sustains bad fracture in bone of leg. Commissioner Hart warns coasters to cease sport while hills are ice-coated.
14. Former Sheriff O. L. Bruner, aged 45 years, following an illness of several weeks, succumbs to death at family residence, 1126 Twenty-first street.
H. H. Hamilton, clever con man, wanted in many places, pleads guilty and is first of those indicted by January grand jury to be sentenced to Joliet pen by Judge Olmsted.
G. W. Ross, East Moline banker, declares Rock Island county is failing to make progress it should, in an address at the banquet of the 1800 Block Merchants' association at the New Harper.
15. Free mail delivery service is extended into newly annexed territory of city and property owners in section approve of watermain project, the board of local improvements passing.
Henry Eichner, 38 years old, Davenport, commits suicide.
John S. Gilmore, veteran banker and insurance man of Moline, dies at family residence, age 82 years. Cause of death, pneumonia.
16. City Engineer Wallace Treichler represents city at deep waterway meeting in St. Louis.
Louis Thayer, day fireman at New Harper, bound over to grand jury for theft of silver from hotel to value $42.
18. City council unanimously adopts resolution offered by Mayor Schriver, which is the initial step in giving city a harbor line of over three miles in length.
Former Mayer William McConochie takes out first paper from city clerk's office in mayoralty race. Seven secure application blanks for commissioner.
Emanuel Mayer, head of the Mayer & Johnson clothing firm, Moline, dies after week's illness.
Five thousand telephones changed over and connected with new Central Union exchange on Eighteenth street, with but few cases of trouble reported.
19. Daniel W. Kelly, pioneer resident and former employe at arsenal, dies at age of 76 years.
Rock Island branch Illinois State Insurance Federation permanently organized with W. H. Schillinger as president.
Joseph Van Nevel shoots and kills his wife at home of their daughter, Mrs. August Vander Eidner, Moline, at 1 in the afternoon. The killing was a result of a quarrel instigated by the husband's jealousy. He is held to grand jury.
20. Tri-city manufacturers and friends, numbering 150, hold annual banquet at Outing club in Davenport. Old officers reelected.
Elbert Don purchases George Yeggy's interest and becomes sole owner Yeggy-Don auto salesroom.
C. E. Sharpe is reelected president of Rock Island club at annual election of officer.
21. J. L. Haas reelected president of Rock Island County Municipal league.
Fire causing damages of $2,500 occurs at John Gately store, 307 Twentieth street. Crossed wires cause.
Workmen narrowly escape death when compressor at Huesing bottling plant explodes, shattering every window in place and causing $1,000 damages.
22. Eighty-six students graduate from Rock Island public schools to high school, marking close of first semester.
B. W. Newton of Rock Island reelected head of Tri-City Federation of Labor.
"Catch-My-Pal" Patterson, noted Irish temperance worker, fires first gun for coming of Billy Sunday in this city.
A. C. Vander Vennett reelected president of Moline Retail Merchants' association.
Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner recommends Joseph McMahon for the Silvis postmastership.
23. Second cold spell of year brings weather six degrees below zero.
Baby girl foundling discovered at Watch Tower park in August, 1914, adopted by Davenport couple.
Moline health department charges that 14 institutions in that city where food is handled do not obey reasonable sanitary laws.
25. First day of filing petitions for municipal office finds many presenting applications at city clerk's office.
T. M. Doonan named president of Edgington Farmers' Protective association, a new organization formed for suppression of activities of hunters.
Petitions for annexation of 150 acres of land between Eighteenth avenue and Brasher and between Twelfth and Seventeenth streets started in circulation.
Tax list shows increased valuation of taxable property in county to be $1,812,192. Assessed valuation is $22,077,009, and taxes to be collected $1,302,748.51.
26. City council authorizes ordinance changing time of meetings from afternoon, as at present to 7:30 in the evening.
W. S. McCombs reelected head of Business Men's association.
John Marron, aged 79, dies.
Pump on Rock Island combination auto fire truck shows up well when in use at fire at Crescent Macaroni & Cracker company plant in Davenport. Fire entirely destroys building, causing $250,000 loss.
27. William C. Dale, aged 63, dies.
G. O. Dietz named republican nominee for judge and George A. Schrader clerk, at primaries for Moline municipal court officers.
Petitions started in circulation for the annexation of 1,500 acres of land, including the village of Sears, to this city. Southwest improvement association and residents of the village back move, making third of its kind started in this city this year.
28. Temperature is lowest in three years here, reaching 18 degrees below zero.
Morris De Meyer, aged 17, East Moline, almost fatally burned as result of gasoline explosion in Deere Harvester plant.
29. Verdict in county court case on 22nd day of trail found net deficit of $3,120.53 against city of Moline and in favor of seven objectors in proposed Nineteenth street widening case, causing project to be dropped temporarily.
Charity ball, big social event of year, is great success, clearing between $800 and $1,000, to be divided between Associated Charities and Visiting Nurse association.
Over 200 present at annual Father and Son banquet at Y. M. C. A.
30. Rock Island and Moline city commissioners hold joint session here in attempt to get together on election date, but to no avail. Moline decides upon April 20 and Rock Island upon April 6.
Practically everybody in Sears approached sign annexation petition according to reports made to mayor by committee.
31. Burglars and safe crackers make getaway with $300 worth of loot at Lamont Coal company office and Rock Island Hardware company store.
Moline Bowling association formed in Plow city.
1. Judge F. D. Ramsay, in giving decision on petition for mandamus against commissioners, upholds city in not granting saloon license to Robert M. Welch to operate the Buffalo.
Moline pupils aid in moving from old high school to new.
2. Mill creek overflows on account of ice gorge and is flooded for a day.
Dr. C. E. Taylor, formerly pastor of the First Baptist church here, dies in Newport, R. I., aged. 75.
H. F. Winkler, city pure food inspector, declares ice taken from rivers near here is not pure, but not bad enough to be condemned.
Fire station No. 5, newest in the city, is placed in commission.
Plans for $25,000 plant for Interstate Material company, in southwest part of town, unfolded to city council.
Ground hog does not see his shadow.
3. Enrollment of new Moline high school is 720.
R. C. Cook, teacher of mathematics and science and assistant coach at the Rock Island high school, resigns.
4. George Mengel, president of Tri-City Ice & Cold Storage company and pioneer brewer, dies.
Option on strip of land secured for belt line railway on First avenue from Seventeenth street to Manufacturers' addition.
Mayor Carlson of Moline announces his candidacy for reelection.
Eugene Papelendum, aged 34, of Rock Island, dies suddenly in Moline.
5. The supreme court gives ruling setting the third Tuesday in April as the legal election time, moving ahead here all election dates two weeks, and invalidating 23 petitions for mayor and commissioner filed with the city clerk.
Petitions for the annexation of Sears filed.
Theophilus A. Van Hecke, proprietor of the Reliable Tea company, Moline, aged 62, dies after year's illness.
Milan on verge of second flood of the season, when Mill creek swells again. Engineers work to relieve ice congestion.
New plan established whereby postoffice aids in securing work for unemployed, started with many applying for positions.
6. Point raised by attorneys following supreme court decision on time of election, that city vote held two years ago is invalid.
Mrs. Aimee Claerhout and two children arrive home in Moline from Belgium, she securing passports to this country only through showing savings account in Moline bank, which identifies her.
8. After run of two blocks to catch train, Mrs. Belle Bisbee of Rock Island, aged 42, drops dead in Coal Valley. Death was due to heart disease.
For the first time in history city council of Moline names women to election boards, one clerk and one judge chosen from the gentler sex for each polling place.
Campaign started in Moline by commission to secure lower fire insurance rates.
Elks in eighth annual banquet attended by 240 hear cardinal principles of order extolled by divers speakers, including William Schlagenhauf of Quincy. [sic]
9. William M. Lewis, secretary of the Navy league, in an address before Rotary club, urges a larger navy for the United States.
Mrs. Eliza Foster, pioneer resident of county, dies at the age of 89, in Reynolds.
Campaign started for Moline baseball club by selling booster buttons.
10. Nanin Dawson, 13 years old, Davenport, loses leg in coasting accident, when bob-sled strikes automobile.
Tri-city display men start agitation for style show to be held at Coliseum in Davenport.
11. Marie Williams chosen to represent high school at the "big eight" declamation conference at Canton.
12. Watermain at Third avenue and Twentieth street bursts, as result of electrolysis, causes shut-off of water for three days in that section.
Hampton Township Highway Improvement association formed to agitate better roads.
Mrs. Caroline ("Grandma") Crawford, aged 93, one of the oldest residents of this city, dies.
Lincoln's birthday anniversary fittingly observed, banks being closed and most of the court house quiet.
The annual banquet of the Rock Island club held and addresses made by Dr. J. W. Hill, New York, and Henry Rathbone, Chicago.
After negative plates are shown in circuit court, $6,000 malpractice damage suit is dropped against Dr. W. H. Ludewig of Foley, Ala., formerly of this city. The plates disproved the malpractice charge.
13. Report of Associated Charities board for January made public, showing that 206 needy were aided.
Trustees of the late Amanda Reynolds home announce they cannot secure funds to maintain it, and offer its use to any organization which can.
William Donze, arrested here and held on Mann act charges of taking Mrs. Mary A. Baker from Kansas City to Rock Island. She later marries him at the county jail, in an attempt to free him, and is successful.
Mrs. C. K. Mixter chosen chairman of civic department of Woman's club.
15. C. D. McLane named architect to draw up plans for new $75,000 county jail.
George DeDhonte accidentally shot with rifle by father, bullet lodging just below the eye.
City councils of Rock Island and Moline in joint session in Moline give support to bills before legislature for four circuit judges in the district. The bill is later defeated.
City council hold first night session in four years, but returns to afternoon sessions again in November.
16. G. Will Roth, single candidate for exalted ruler of Elks, nominated. Nomination carries with it election.
Morals board of Moline visits "movie" shows to inspect pictures.
17. Sears plan on holding election of village officer, so in event annexation is not carried there will be a board of directors to conduct the affairs of the town.
Sixty Rock Island men at Rock Island club pass resolution favoring increase in passenger rate on railroads to 2½ cents, after railroad officials make addresses.
G. O. Dietz, republican, is elected city judge, and W. A. Schroeder, republican, city court clerk, at Moline election.
18. William G. Hamilton and Harry McCoy, two men held as accomplices in the murder of John B. Schoessel, Nov. 7, 1913, released on own recognizances after being in county jail six months. Officials later prove confession of Jim Dailey and wife was but plot to get reward, and they are both sent to penitentiary, she for perjury and he for conspiracy.
F. G. Blair, state superintendent of schools, in two addresses, one at court house and other at high school, urges standardizing of institutions of learning in county.
Annual report of Deere & Co., Moline, shows year has been fortunate for concern, it having only $150,000 in outstanding debts in European war zone, all secured,
20. Andrew Johanson, aged 93, found dead in bed. Death due to natural causes.
Sixty-six file petitions for commissioner and five for mayor, qualifying for place on primary ballots.
Unidentified body of man at which rats had been gnawing found in deserted brick barn at Eighteenth avenue and Twelfth street. Mystery surrounds case.
22. Three hundred Knights of Columbus, of whom 25 are from this city, take the fourth degree of order at ceremonies at Blackhawk hotel in Davenport.
City hall, court house and banking institutions closed in honor of 173rd anniversary of the birth of Washington.
Dr. E. C. Crawford, state health inspector, visits Milan, but finds no epidemic of smallpox there, as reported to him.
Two candidates for mayor and 21 for commissioner file petitions in Moline. Mayor Carlson is opposed by Ernest Fechner, socialist.
23. Clarence Churchman, colored, arrested and held by police as "Jack the Peeper," who had been bothering people here.
Dean Ingalls, high school track man, injured while running near school, when run into by auto.
Two hundred present at banquet of Sven Male quartet in Moline.
24. Bull moose party leaders decide not to have ticket in field at town election, but other parties arrange for caucuses.
First jitney bus accident occurs when auto and mail wagon collide at Third avenue and Twentieth street, damaging wagon.
25 Mrs. Marie Schroeder, aged 68, found dead in kitchen of home by R. Geiger, a milkman. Burner of gas stove is found open.
George Chaney, night fireman at Eagles' home, hurt in fall into ash pit at building.
Five Austrians arrested for cutting of Nick Marovitch in free-for-all fight here. Victim taken to hospital.
26. Frank and Jesse Fitch, Zuma township, arrested on charge of selling beer to minors and in dry territory.
Moline postoffice named sub-station for distribution of postal cards, stamped envelopes, etc. Means Moline clerks have millions of more pieces of mail to handle each year.
27. Judge F. D. Ramsay sustains workmen's compensation act in ruling in case brought by Miss Lilly Blade vs. Moline Electric laundry.
Moline commission refuses to join Rock Island council in far-side stopping of street cars.
28. Village of Sears faces loss of postoffice since no applicants take test for postmaster there.
1. Sunday schools annex to new First M. E. Church dedicated.
Sarafine Vande Velde, age 45, of Joslin, killed in runaway accident at Thirty-ninth street and Fourteenth avenue.
Oliver Olson, aged 63, justice of the peace and former city attorney dies at St. Anthony's hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Thomas Gainey celebrate 50th wedding anniversary at daughter's home in Carbon Cliff.
Charles P. Johnson, Moline, killed when struck by train at Twelfth street, Moline. He was 62 years old.
Silvis schools closed for two weeks because of epidemic of measles.
First time in 10 years, pupils of Moline high school gather in one large assembly room, meeting in new building.
2. John K. Scott and James F. Murphy elected to chairs in local Elks lodge. G. Will Roth named exalted ruler for year.
Many women register on last day to do so, in some precincts the number of feminine voters on books being nearly as large as men.
Lester Nesbitt, car inspector for the Burlington lines, shot by a negro and dies six weeks later. Charles Carrington, colored, is arrested later in Chicago and convicted of murder.
Jacob Brachmann, aged 85, for 50 years a truck gardener in South Rock Island, dies.
3. Union of Central Trust & Savings bank and the Rock Island National voted at joint meeting of stockholders.
Ferry boat ready to start operation for first time since river froze over early in winter.
Dr. C. O. Berhnardi chosen president of hospital staff of St. Anthony's.
4. Mrs. Addie Grayson, 22, and Hazel Towers, 17, arrested for shoplifting at Young & McCombs, are later indicted by grand jury and convicted.
Four hundred women at Masonic temple urged to use ballot at spring election by Mrs. Julia Loewenthal, secretary of the Illinois Equal Suffrage association.
E. Roy Chory, chiropractor, arrested for practicing as doctor without state license and refusing to be vaccinated after being exposed to smallpox. Later he gives in to demands of local officials and is released.
5. Burglary at court house attempted. Foot prints in snow and broken window tell story. Entrance was not granted.
Tri-City Federation of Labor in resolutions attack the much discussed jitney bus and ask that street car company put on additional cars in rush hours.
Mayor Martin R. Carlson elected exalted ruler of Moline lodge of Elks.
6. George Huntley commits suicide, it is believed. Body found on bank of Mississippi. He was 59. His brother, B. B. Huntley, several months before took his own life by drowning.
Snow men made by Moline boys scares horse attached to mail wagon and Harold Sunderland of the Moline postoffice is thrown, laying unconscious half-hour before found.
Tri-City Greeters' association formed at banquet held at New Harper.
George Schaffer, aged 7 years, employe at arsenal and veteran of the Civil war, dies following stroke of paralysis. [sic]
8. Tri-City United Postal Workers formed at a meeting held here of men employed in all departments of the postoffices in the three cities.
George Hagge, aged 66, found dead near Mill creek bridge in Milan. Death due to advanced age.
City council holds shortest session on record, 10 minutes' duration, on eve of primaries.
9. William McConochie and S. J. Collins nominated for mayor, and Nicolai Juhl, Martin T. Rudgren, J. H. Liedtke, John A. Murrin, R. M. Mitchell, T. P. Sinnet, Archie Hart and John F. Kovemann selected for the final race for commissioners at city primaries in Rock Island.
In Moline, M. R. Carlson and Ernest Fechner, unopposed, were nominated for mayor at the primaries and the following for commissioner: Ed Ericsson, C. V. Johnson, A. C. Stouffer, W. A. MacBeth, C. E. Shallberg, E. L. Eastman, A. R. Ammerman and Otto Hintz.
J. L. Der Kinderen of Chicago is named assistant general secretary of the Rock Island Y. M. C. A.
Moline entertains the Swedish American Republican league, in its 22nd annual convention. Governor and Mrs. George T. Carlson of Colorado and Senator L. Y. Sherman are among the more prominent ones present.
10. Plan for borough system of city government introduced in bill at Springfield to provide method for merger of Rock Island, Moline and East Moline.
Jail committee hears addresses of many asking that site for new bastile be chosen elsewhere than on court house square. Board later in week picks location just west of county temple in the block.
March meeting of board of supervisors opens with appeal from coroner to have detective for his office employed. Board fails to grant it.
Dr. E. Don Taylor wins three-cornered fight for nomination of mayor on the citizens' ticket in East Moline.
Palmer C. Anderson of Moline elected president of the Swedish American Republican league at convention in Moline, and Sherman is boomed for republican nomination for president in 1916.
11. Irregularities in Sixth and Eighth precincts cause delay in official counts of primaries. Later charges of corruption at polls are made.
12. Ten sent to state penitentiary during first week of criminal trials trials included in which is Jim Dalley, who went for one year, pleading guilty to conspiracy in the Schoessel murder case.
William G. Carstens, secretary for 12 years of the Moline Retail Merchants' association, tenders resignation.
13. Democrats name township ticket. Twenty-three grand jurors are named by county board to serve for the May term on closing day of March session of supervisors.
Moline faces largest delinquent tax list in its history, according to the city clerk.
Rock Island loses out in state title basketball tournament to Springfield high school by score of 21 to 19 in Decatur meet.
15. Morris T. Stafford, age 74, prominent Rock Island citizen and Civil war veteran, passes away.
Moline city commission offers moral support to the efforts being made to place city on river maps.
16. Amoo Grotto, Masonic social order, is instituted at Masonic temple and Otto Hildebrandt is chosen monarch.
Rev. W. B. Slater of the Moline First Christian church tenders resignation to board.
17. Two caucuses held at Third ward judicial meeting of republicans and eight delegates contested were elected by factions each of Judge R. W. Olmsted and Judge B. S. Bell.
Jitney bus men permanently organize as a union and C. A. Stout is chosen president.
Mrs. Charles Vergeyle shot by husband. Police arrest man. He claims he was shooting at blackbirds. Woman is taken to hospital with wound in side and recovers.
Rock Island aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, dedicate new home here with impressive ceremonies, including parade participated in by 1,000.
18. Moline's new quarter of a million dollar high school is thrown open to the public and hundreds inspect the institution.
George T. Bain shoots himself in leg with revolver in scuffle with his wife. He attacks her in a drunken rage and she showed fight.
19. Mayor Hawes given gold past head clerk's badge at meeting of board of directors of Y. M. C. A.
After weeks of mystery the rat-eaten body of a man found in an old barn is identified as being that of Gust Nelson, aged 75, Taylor Ridge.
20. Edward Evans, aged 22, dies following overdose of heroin, despite Harrison drug act which prohibits its sale.
Island City Motorcycle club formed with Louis Maas president.
Davenport high school wins district debate, beating Moline and Rock Island. Moline was victorious over Rock Island high and this city lost two. The extension of the parcel post was the subject.
22. J. W. Warr, former prominent citizen of Moline, sentenced to the state penitentiary for being involved in an alleged illegal financial deal, dies in Los Angeles, at age of 71.
City Clerk M. T. Rudgren announces that $103,734.06 is collected on special assessments since December, and that delinquent list would be large.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Douglas found in serious condition as a result of gas flame on stove being blown out by wind. Both recover.
Free breakfast plan of Baptist church, started three months before, is dropped after over 5,700 men were served.
James Johnston, of Moline, revived by use of a pulmotor after being overcome in blaze in a flat.
23. Commissioner Robert Reynolds announces that depleted street fund will not permit usual spring alley cleaning until new commission makes appropriations after May 1.
Joseph Van Nevel sentenced to Joliet for indeterminate period by Judge F. D. Ramsay in circuit court, when he pleads guilty to manslaughter. He was indicted for the murder of his wife, which occurred on Jan. 19, in Moline, when he fired two revolver shots at her.
Mrs. Mary Kale, aged 78, a pioneer resident of Rock Island, passes away.
Friendly suit to determine validity of $70,000 bond issue for Moline city hospital additions started in circuit court and is appealed to supreme court when Judge Ramsay sustains demurrer to bill.
24. First horses to be sent from this section to nations in European war for army purposes are purchased at sale here.
Mrs. C. J. Bick, of Davenport, rescued from Mississippi after leap into river from crescent bridge. She was despondent over failure to secure drugs and tried to end her life.
Superintendent E. D. Fisher of city school starts plan of assisting in raising school funds, by establishing plan of pupils baling waste paper and selling it.
First eight districts in Chicago of income tax territory are added to work of local revenue department.
John Coburn, Moline, is named special agent to take business census of tri-cities for manufacturers division of the department of commerce in Washington.
26. Dr. R. E. Hieronymus, of the university of Illinois, addresses meeting at Y. M. C. A. and campaign for school and home garden project is launched.
Y. M. C. A. circus for benefit of association opens three-day engagement with large crowds in attendance nightly.
27. First jitney bus fatality in tri-cities occurrs in Davenport when Frank Cummings, aged 24, is struck and killed and by a machine driven by Morris Canter.
Republican county judicial convention ends in near riot when faction of Judge B. S. Bell secures control of meeting. He is endorsed and Judge R. W. Olmsted is selected in rump caucus. District convention a week later fails to elect either a candidate and W. T. Church of Aledo and Judges Ramsay and Graves are named.
River season opens with activities of Blair steamers.
28. Sears and Rock Island councils pass union ordinance to be voted on by people in both village and city at general election, at which time it carried by large majority.
29. Preliminary organization to get crop expert for Rock Island county is effected to Greater Moline committee.
Sol Butler, colored star, wins the individual honors and captures high school indoor track meet held at Northwestern university.
30. Contract for the Lutheran hospital in Moline let to H. W. Horst & Co., for $37,450.
John J. Fassnacht, aged 60, half a century a resident of Rock Island, dies in Chicago and is buried here.
Ernest Sohl, 24, driver for Independent Malting Co., Davenport, killed three miles west of Davenport when struck by a train.
31. Rock Island National bank, after career of 44 years, ceases to exist and is merged into the Central Trust & Savings bank.
W. L. Astor, ninth man in race for commissioner, contests primary nomination, claiming that irregularities were in vogue to elect certain candidates. In county court a week later the case is dismissed because of insufficiency of the bill.
1. Quadrennial reassessment of property begins, figures being secured in county to be basis of tax levy for coming four years.
"Go to School" night attracts over 500 parents to Manual Arts building where work done by pupils is exhibited.
2. Mrs. O. W. Billings named president of first Parent-Teachers' club organized in city at the Irving school.
3. Work starts on the new Three-Eye league ball park in Moline.
Sum of $147,000 is total delinquent tax in Rock Island, according to Collector Ernest Russ, who completes the collection. This is $26,000 more than last year. A total amount of $414,000 charged against property owners in Rock Island.
4. Thousands hear sermons in Rock Island churches on Easter Sunday. Rock Island Commandery, No. 18, Knights Templar, join with Davenport Commandery in services at the Davenport Masonic temple.
5. Police Chief O. M. Bisant, Moline, presents his annual report to city council showing that 954 arrests were made.
Body of Peter H. Goede, Davenport, found floating in river near Muscatine. He had been missing since November.
6. Loss of $20,000 occurs in fire which broke out at the Rock Island Plow works. Cause unknown, but insurance covers damages.
Township elections in county mark passing of several leaders from the board of supervisors, but the political complexion of the body is not radically changed.
7. City Beautiful committee of the Woman's club begins plans for City Beautiful contest.
8. S. R. Kenworthy of Rock Island, Charles C. McMahon of Fulton and A. E. Bergland of Galva, selected as the nominees of the democratic party for circuit judge at district convention here.
9. Annual spring building boom starts with permits issued during weeks for building to cost $30,8000. [sic]
10. Second floater, a man about 25 years old, found near Muscatine and is later identified as Leander Carlson, Moline, who had been missing since November.
Hundreds of alumni of Longfellow school gather there in reunion.
Albert F. Hollister, aged 79 years, and for 78 years a resident of this county, dies at his home in Rock Island. Heart trouble is cause.
Fire destroys shops of Henry Tappendorf, causing loss of $30,000, covered by insurance. Cause not known definitely.
At meeting of East End Improvement association, Moline, demand for better fire protection, including seven new alarm boxes, is made.
Adiel de Volder, 37, East Moline, run down by interurban at Watertown and dies of injuries 12 hours later.
11. John Thomas, 26, and Mrs. Nellie Schaeffer, 24, end their lives at their respective homes in Davenport by a suicide pact. They were lovers and because woman could not obtain divorce they agreed to take carbolic acid.
12. Max D. Petersen, senior member of the firm J. H. C. Petersen's Sons, Davenport, died, the result of diabetes. He was 65 years old.
Henry Bretemier, 87, found dead in bed at his home in Rock Island by the wife of his nephew. Infirmities due to age found to be the cause.
Judge G. O. Dietz opens the new city council in Moline with Jake Wigers acting as bailiff. F. J. Landee is appointed master-in-chancery by the court and Otto E. Anderson official court reporter.
Daniel Schroeder, aged 44 years, a lifelong resident of Rock Island, commits suicide by shooting himself through the mouth with a 38-calibre revolver. Despondency over the death of his mother a year before is attributed as the cause.
Jose Mendoza, convicted of shoplifting and head of a gang of Moline thieves, escapes while cleaning court house yard under surveillance of a deputy, some months later being captured and again confined to jail.
Rock Island delinquent list on special assessments is $27,967, according to figures shown by the city clerk's books, closed and turned over to the county treasurer.
13. Lifeless body of Edward Zerbe, 24 years, jitbus driver, found behind clump of willows on river road between Hampton and Watertown. Indications of death by shotgun at close range are shown. Later Elmer Le Rette, former employe at Marseilles plant, is arrested at his home in Marseilles, Ill., accused of the murder, but is acquitted.
Dead body of Charles Johnson, 57, Moline, found at Sylvan slough. Supposed through near-sightedness he walked too close to bank and fell in.
Dead body of Ebenezer H. Ireland, formerly of Rock Island, found near Rio, Knox county. Indications were that he had been killed by fall from tree.
Mortally ill for 36 hours, following stroke of apoplexy and unable to summon help, Frank Burger, aged 59, is found by neighbor and taken to St. Anthony's hospital, where he dies short time later.
Clarence Rowland and his second squad of White Sox are entertained at Manufacturers' hotel, Moline.
Flames destroy roof and cause $5,000 damages to home of Mrs. Anna Kelly, 1703 Twentieth street, Origin unknown.
Mrs. R. G. Pearce, 79, wife of Dr. Pearce, dies.
Quarantine for measles is plan taken by Dr. A. N. Mueller, city health physician, to stamp out disease, as it spreads.
14. Dr. A. E. Williams named secretary and J. M. O. Bruner, Port Byron, president, of Rock Island County medical association at annual election held at New Harper.
Walter S. Cox, found lying dead in summer kitchen of his home, 421 Sixteenth street. What was first believed was another mystery for local authorities is solved by inquest which established death as the result of natural causes.
Drinking carbolic acid and then jumping into river, Mrs. Annie Fisher, Milan, makes a desperate but futile attempt to end her life. She is rescued.
George W. Brooks, arsenal guard, residing in Moline, painfully injured when struck by auto driven by Mrs. J. Thompson, Davenport. Week later while she was en route to Moline City hospital to visit him, her car plunged down embankment and she too was injured.
15. Township tax collectors turn over $938,678.75 to county treasurer, $1,192,930.20 having been charged, leaving but $164,051.65.
Lincoln's death 50 years ago commemorated here with flags on buildings at half-mast.
Drill team of Rock Island camp, Woodmen of the World, wins first prize at state convention in Peoria.
Rev. S. F. Millikan, 89, former pastor of Congregational church, Moline, dies in Buffalo, N. Y.
Peculiar taste of Moline water, city chemist declares, does not indicate it dangerous to health.
Broadway Presbyterian church begins three-day services commemorating 40th anniversary. Dr. W. S. Marquis, Chicago, former pastor, assists in ceremonies.
16. Fraudulent sale of lumber and railroad bonds is the basis of suits filed by six tri-city banks against William Farson and John Farson, Jr., Chicago. Claims aggregating $73,400 are asked by two Moline and four Davenport institutions.
Mrs. William Renfro, 72, native of Rock Island, dies, following stroke of paralysis.
Machine plunges over embankment at Prospect park and four East Moline men have narrow escapes from death. All were injured. They were William Sackville, Sr., Fred Schweniker, Harry Weaver, and Herman Arndt.
17. Annual state convention of Orangemen convenes in Rock Island with 100 delegates in attendance. It lasts two days.
Kemble school Parents'-Teachers' club organized with Mrs. C. L. Thompson, president.
Mrs. Rosena Stengel, 70, widow of the late Gustave Stengel, pioneer brewer of Rock Island, dies, due to infirmities.
18. Rev. James A. Barnett, Bloomington, named successor to Rev. W. B. Slater as pastor of First Christian church, Moline. Rev. Slater goes to charge in Kansas City.
Flying Squadron, traveling temperance organization, opens two-day meeting in Rock Island and Davenport.
19. Ground broken for the new Second Presbyterian church, Twenty-fourth street and Nineteenth avenue.
Mrs. Vada Collier, 28, native of Rock Island, commits suicide in grandmother's home in Port Byron by cutting throat with knife.
20. William McConochie elected mayor over S. J. Collins, and Nicolai E. Juhl, John H. Liedtke, John A. Murrin and Martin T. Rudgren elected commissioners by voters at city election. Union ordinance joining Sears and Rock Island and South Heights strip annexation receive big majorities. Record vote of 10,908 ballots cast in Rock Island.
Women save commission form in Moline, male vote having defeated it by 195, but total ballots give it majority of 478. M. R. Carlson is reelected mayor over Ernest Fechner, and G. E. Erickson, C. V. Johnson, W. A. McBeth and A. C. Stouffer are selected commissioners by Moline electors.
Harry Frysinger, aged 20, despondent over separation from his wife, attempts suicide by swallowing carbolic acid, but recovers.
John Shoemaker, 60, Moline, commits suicide by inhaling illuminating gas.
Andalusia votes to retain saloons by majority of 26.
21. John Lipton, Bowling, reelected chairman of the county board.
Fire in basement of shop A at the Rock Island arsenal causes $1,000 damage.
22. News received here that the city manager bill lost by vote in house of representatives. It contained a clause legalizing the borough system of government, which feature was inserted with a view to uniting Rock Island, Moline and East Moline.
Village board of Sears dissolves after existence of 22 years.
23. John E. Fleming, probate clerk for three years, dies following a week's illness of heart trouble. He was 68.
County Judge B. S. Bell names Leo Deisenroth as probate clerk, pro tem, until the 1916 election to fill vacancy caused by death of John E. Fleming.
24. State Gideons open two-day session marking 15th annual convention at Memorial Christian church.
John Britton, Chicago, crushed beneath wheels of freight train on Rock Island crossing at Fourteenth street, Moline, and dies 36 hours later.
Rock Island and Moline grottos obligate 178 into order at joint event held at the Masonic temple in Rock Island.
Charles Ruebling, farmer, living near Davenport, kills wife by cutting her throat with butcher's knife, in quarrel culminating a series of domestic troubles. He give himself up to the police.
25. Shifting places in a boat in which they were riding caused it to upset in the Mississippi just off Suburban Island, and Emery Weatherby, aged 28, and Joseph Schwonn, 29, drown.
26. New Rock Island and Moline commissions hold initial meetings in their respective cities.
George FitzGibbon, Moline clothing merchant, and wife, experience close escape from suffocation in fire which causes $3,000 damage to their residence.
27. Rock Island and Ucal lodges of Odd Fellow and Eudora Rebekah lodge hold celebration commemorating 96th anniversary of founding of order.
Otto C. Seidlitz takes sole management of Exposition park.
28. F. M. Ossinger, 60, burned to death at explosion in his home, 721 Fourteenth-and-a-half street. It is thought he turned on gas to commit suicide.
Charles Kilapki, Fifth street, Moline, arrested for assaulting his wife, is found to have $1,170 on his person.
29. Charles Berkell, for years manager of the American in Davenport, leases the Empire theatre to conduct vaudeville.
Rock Island County Bar association annual banquet called off for various reasons.
Three-Eye league opens with Davenport playing Bloomington in Davenport and Moline playing Quincy at Quincy.
30. Commercial Baseball league, composed of Rock Island amateur teams formed.
B. E. Pinkerton, Monmouth, a year and a half before the election, launches his campaign for republican nomination for state senator.
First act of new commission with relation to jit busses is to route them into city on Third avenue, but in a few hours rescind its action, postponing enforcement of measure until May 10.
31. Nineteenth avenue paving project, one of the biggest in Moline's history, confirmed by Judge G. O. Dietz in city court.
1. Work starts in new $52,000 metal barrel factory of the Illinois Oil company. Three cars of barrels per day is the output and 76 men are employed.
Dr. Edward L. Kerns, former supreme medical director of the Modern Woodmen of American, dies at this home in Moline, at the age of 49.
Public projects in Sears territory annexed to city given boost when initial steps towards a permanent improvement association are taken at town hall in Sears.
2. Mrs. Mary O'Riley, 69, a resident of this community for 65 years, dies as the result of infirmities.
3. M. H. Sexton named foreman of May grand jury which convenes and ends work in record time of two days.
Women of the city organize, name chairmen, one for each precinct, to assist in education for a cleaner city.
Walter Loudders, seriously overcome by fumes of potassium cyanide while at work at Photo Art and Engraving plant, later recovers.
Fifty men added to payroll at Silvis shops, swell number of employes to 1,650.
Carl Harold Johnson, aged 5, drowns in pool near Browning Field, Moline.
4. Phil Miler named police chief, Ed Kittilsen police captain and John K. Scott, city attorney, by new commissioners.
Mrs. E. D. Jones, Moline, invents new muffler for automobile which is placed on the market with the name "Universal."
G. M. Biscant named chief of police, and John Q. Hawk fire chief and James Johnson city attorney, by Moline commission.
Scott Brown, aged 80, former capitalist and veteran of civil war, dies at Rock Island house, the result of paralysis.
C. H. Maxson, fails of reelection superintendant of Moline schools, ending a feud of two years.
5. Augustana college directors vote $15,000 to rebuild gymnasium.
First raid made under new administration results in the arrest of nine people.
C. P. McQuaid, Rock Island, reelected head of Tri-City Typographical union.
7. Three pools in Moline declared to be a menace to the safety of the children are drained.
Body of Frank A. Muzzy, missing since Nov. 20, 1914, found floating in settling basin of Davenport waterworks.
Milan face to face with necessity of erecting a new school, R. E Dailey deputy fire inspector declaring building unsafe and unsanitary.
Bond issue is later declared and erection of new building starts.
Police alarm system with 47 boxes, costing $7,502.45, is used for first by city.
8. News of sinking of Lusitania after being struck by German torpedo received and fear for safety of Miss Beatrice Williams this city, who was enroute to her father in Wales, vanishes in few days. She wires local relatives of her safe arrival.
Verne Madden, 20, arrested by Detective Cox, confesses to having been implicated in the murder of J. B. Schoessel on the night of Nov. 7, 1913, and names George Johnson, prisoner in an Iowa penitentiary, and two others as accomplices. Madden is sentenced later to the Joliet penitentiary for 20 years.
Lincoln school track team wins city meet at Exposition park with score of 23 points.
Children in rural schools numbering 128 take eighth grade tests.
9. Mother's day observed in churches of Rock Island with impressive services.
10. George K Vincent, president of Minnesota university, addresses Twin-City Teachers' club at Moline.
Drove of Stags organize in Rock Island with T. Galt Graham as exalted director.
Marian Cleaveland, aged 19, daughter of H. H. Cleaveland, Rock Island, dies at St. Luke's hospital, Davenport. Peritonitis was the cause.
11. Charles Virden, state agent of charities commission, reports that Bethany Home is well conducted. Anonymous letters he received led to an investigation.
12. Robert Carlson, 44 years, Moline, met death by drowning in the Mississippi river at the mouth of Duck creek, east of Bettendorf.
Fred W. Young elected president of the Trinity Church Men's club at annual meeting.
13. Hitch in terms brings lockout of Tri-City union carpenters and contractors' council. Question over time of pact causes trouble with satisfactory adjustment later.
14. Edward, 12, and James 10, sons of E. D. Jacobs, Rock Island, drowned in Mississippi near detention hospital, while swimming.
South Side Improvement association merges with Southwest Improvement association.
15. First resolutions passed in county endorsing Governor Dunne's waterways project at meeting or Moline East End Improvement association.
Initial verdict in jury trial in new Moline city court returned in favor of the Plow City garage and against the C., R. I. & P. railroad company. It was a $1,000 judgment.
Mrs. T. B. Davis elected for third consecutive term as president of the Rock Island Woman's club.
16. Ralph Guthrie and Charles Noble, Aledo, killed when auto plunges through railing of bridge over Edwards river, two miles north of Aledo.
Henry Swanson, 65, one time tax collector in Moline, commits suicide by taking arsenic and morphine. Inability to secure drugs he was addicted to using is traced as cause.
Rock Island high school finishes a tie for second place with West Des Moines in Iowa City track meet. Davenport finished first.
18. Biggest single burglary haul here for long time occurs at home of Horace Huron when a prowler secures jewelry worth at least $400.
Ninety-one saloons are licensed for half year and later petition of Welch Bros., asking for permit to operate Buffalo is granted.
Judge Larson selects Henry J. Gripp, Moline, Frank W. Bochlinger and John Lipton, Bowling, as members of board of review.
19. W. J. Ball chosen president of Moline Commercial club at annual meeting.
Chief of Police Phil Miller, chief executive in Rock Island for entire day while mayor and commissioners inspect incinerator in Monroe, Wis.
E. C. Fisher reappointed superintendent of schools.
20. Central Trust & Savings bank is thrown open to the public. Bank occupies new quarters in first floor three days later.
21. Good Roads Now banquet at Moline Commercial club attended by 225 who hear Joe Long, Des Moines editor, talk.
Tentative arrangements to float $20,000 bond issue for a new home here made by Rock Island Moose.
"Dido" Grecian drama is presented to packed Illinois theatre by Villa de Chantel Alumnae.
22. Roadmaker Publishing company incorporated at Moline with E. W. Woodcock, president.
Mrs. Ruey Buffum, 95, oldest settler in Rock Island county, dies at Hampton.
E. F. Stroehle elected member of executive committee of Illinois Letter Carriers' association at Peoria.
Ten counties are made tributary to Rock Island Illinois Free States Employment bureau, in order by Governor Dunne.
Two Augustana co-eds injured when platform on Illinois theatre stage falls. They are Esther Larson and Edith Kling and with others were rehearsing chorus of "Golgotha."
23. Herbert Ryerson, 10 years, son of County Recorder Sam Ryerson, suffers painful injury when burned as he grasped a live wire in climbing a tree. He recovers.
24. War on factories in this vicinity is declared by Deputy Game Warden E. E. McDole to stop pollution of Rock river.
25. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Graves, parents of Judge E. C. Graves of this district, observe their 70th wedding anniversary at their home in Geneseo.
Mrs. Emma Cervin, mother of O. C. Cervin, local architect, dies at age of 82.
Moline and Rock Island councils hold first joint meeting since the new administrations came into power in each city. Jitbus ordinances are discussed at session.
26. Twenty-four receive diplomas at Augustana college commencement exercises. Judge L. S. Telleen, Cambridge, delivers the address.
B. W. Whittsin, Moline, is chosen president of University club at annual meeting and banquet of the organization at the Manufacturers' hotel.
27. Body of August Lempke, a recluse, found in Waupsie river, east of Davenport.
Handsome home of H. B. Conover, cashier in an Orion bank, is destroyed by fire. Loss is $2,500.
28. Remodeling of Pitts homestead in Moline completed, and place ready for occupancy to be used as maternity institution as a branch to the Moline City hospital.
Second report of May grand jury is made, with indictments returned against Ellmer Le Rette and Verne Madden and George Johnson for murder. Twelve true bills returned.
Theodore E. Charlberg, Moline, prominent in fraternal circles and candidate for commissioner at primaries, attempts to commit suicide by shooting himself in head with revolver. He recovers.
29. Fred Graflund selected president of Moline Bluff Men's club.
Carl Anderson, instructor in mathematics at high school, is named coach of athletics to succeed to H. N. Roe who goes to Chicago to take up playground work.
John Madlock, 32, colored, drowns in river. Fishing at the time, he caught a little fish, and the excitement caused him to suffer an epileptic fit and he fell into the water.
30. Memorial Sunday is observed in the churches. Coal Valley Odd Fellows and old soldiers hold joint exercises.
Baccalaureate sermon to 105 graduates of Rock Island high school delivered by Rev. D. A. Johnson at Central Presbyterian church.
31. Rock Island, Moline and the county observes Memorial day. Usual parade followed by talks by A. G. Bush, Davenport, and J. K. Scott, features of Rock Island's program. Dr. Craig Thomas delivers address at Riverside cemetery, Moline.
Report of infant welfare work at West End settlement for year shows that 56 babies have been under care there.
1. Thousands invade Moline for the opening session of the 49th annual encampment of the Grand Army of Republic, Illinois division, and anual meeting of the auxiliary organizations. The convention lasted three days.
Oscar Swanson, 22, Moline, drowns in river at Campbell's Island, when overtaken on a bridge by a street car. Evan Evans, a companion, escapes.
Word received here that James G. Blythe is fatally injured in St. Louis when struck by a street car, but injuries do not result in death, first reports being exaggerated.
William McEniry, for two years assistant state's attorney, resigns.
2. H. C. Cleaveland camp, Sons of Veterans, is organized in Rock Island and G. C. Wenger is chosen first commander.
Governor E. F. Dunne reviews the parade of 1,200 veterans, who attend annual G. A. R. encampment in Moline. Decatur chosen the next convention place, and Colonel John M. Snyder of Canton is chosen state commander, defeating William McConochie, mayor of Rock Island, who was one of the candidates.
3. First anniversary of 1600 Block's formal opening observed, merchants giving away souvenirs and band concert being provided in the evening. Thousands visit the block.
William and Vashti college, Aledo, finishes its seventh year, the most successful in its history, with graduation exercises.
Jergen Schroeder, 60, an employe of the street department of Rock Island, dies one hour after being struck by automobile driven by Mrs. A. S. Schmidt. He was jammed against a wall in the alley in the rear of the Cross Country saloon.
4. Jurisdiction of the Rock Island postoffice is extended over the territory recently annexed to the city, and formerly the village of Sears.
Annual field day of Rock Island public schools held at exposition park, participated in by 1,300 children and witnessed by 5,000 people.
Ivadine Brunstrom, 6 years, suffers crushed skull when hit by pilot of engine near Forty-third street, Moline.
High school graduates 105 at exercises at the Empire theatre.
5. Supervised play, which continues throughout school vacation season, is open at Long View park.
Rural schools hold first general graduation exercises in Rock Island county at Empire theatre. Graduates numbered 198.
6. C. L. Hubbard selected president at annual meeting of Rock Island High School Alumni association.
St. Paul lodge No. 107, Knights of Pythias, hold memorial services at Chippiannock and Calvary cemeteries.
7. William Frey, Rock Island, struck by train at Geneseo and is fatally injured, dying short time later. He was 61 and a grocery salesman.
Body of J. A. Johnson, 72, missing four days found in the Moline pool. Suicide was the verdict of the coroner's jury.
Remarkable decrease in jitbusses operating between Rock Island and Davenport, the result of the ordinance controlling these carriers going into effect in Davenport.
Judges F. D. Ramsay, Morrison and E. C. Graves, Geneseo, reelected to the bench in the Fourteenth Judicial district. W. T. Church named to succeed R. W. Olmsted. All elected are republicans.
8. Annual report of Fire Chief Newberry for fiscal years shows fire loss in city of $39,297.
Library directors in annual meeting reelect old officers, choosing C. J. Larkin president and J. W. Welch secretary.
Twelfth state convention of Catholic Order of Foresters opens at Empire theatre to last three days, and with 450 delegates in attendance.
9. Twenty girls graduate from Villa de Chantal at exercises. Rev. J. J. Shannon, vicar general, delivers the sermon.
General State Baptist convention for negro clergy and the women's educational and missionary meeting opens at McKinley chapel for three days' session. Two hundred delegates attend.
R. S. Hosford selected president of Moline Rotary club.
T. P. Sinnet, for several years teacher of commercial law at the high school, resigns, and with C. E. Dietz forms a law firm of Dietz and Sinnet.
10. Twelfth annual encampment of Illinois department, United Spanish War Veterans, and Helen Gould auxiliary, opens in Rock Island for three day session. Iowa department of Veterans and ladies auxiliary in session at same time in Davenport.
Report of Superintendent E. C. Fisher shows 436 pupils in Rock Island schools were neither absent nor tardy during year.
Increase of $146,517 in valuation of real estate in Rock Island over last year shown by town assessor J. F. Moeller in his books.
Paul Baker, employe Moline Plow company, hurled from dump cart he was driving when horse became frightened, is fatally injured and dies while being taken to hospital.
11. Moline high school class of 1915, numbering 85, graduates at exercises held at the new school auditorium.
Mrs. Bessie Barth Richardson, taken in as honorary member of Siboney Bay camp, U. S. W. Veterans, and is only woman in Illinois, if not in United States, to be so honored.
Golden jubilee celebration of the Sisters of Visitation, Villa de Chantal, comes to close with dinner at Blackhawk hotel, in Davenport.
Dr. Craig S. Thoms, pastor Baptist church, Moline, elected to chair of applied sociology of University of South Dakota, and he resigns Moline charge.
12. Commencement exercises of St. Joseph's school held in auditorium with 42 graduates. Class of 1915 gives program.
M. J. Donahue, Streator, advanced to commander, Illinois department U. S. W. V., and Julius Strauss of Rock Island named department inspector. Mrs. Olivia Ried, Moline, named president ladies' auxiliary. Mrs. Eugenia Franks secretary, Mrs. Emma McHenry-Sheesley treasurer.
Augustana synod authorities erection or $75,000 ladies' dormitory along with other improvements at college.
Nathan Silverstein, former Rock Island grocer, held in Scott county jail under $1,000 bond, on charges of violation of Mann act and later sentenced to six months in county jail.
Peter Bergeden, Moline, commits suicide by hanging, and body is found by son. He was 47, and inability to get work is given as cause.
Rev. Frank Cleary, Rantoul, arrives to replace Rev. Francis Parke, as assistant to Dean J. J. Quinn, pastor of St. Joseph's church. Rev. Parke goes to Galesburg charge.
13. Children's day is observed in Rock Island church with programs given by younger members of Sunday school classes. Odd Fellows and W. O. W. also hold memorial services for their departed dead as does the Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers.
Lightning bolt all but claims life of Mrs. James Hill, Silvis, when it strikes her home. She was knocked down.
14. Rev. A. Hult, pastor at Omaha, is named to fill the religious history chair at Augustana college.
R. R. Bush, sales manager of Velie Motor Vehicle company, Moline, resigns to enter business in Kansas City.
15. H. S. Cable named president of Rock Island Rotary club.
H. W. Hall resigns as manager of Colonial hotel.
Norman C. Griffiths elected commander of Rock Island Commandery, Knights Templar.
16. 1800 Block merchants have dollar day, with band concerts and dancing in the street in the evening.
George D. Long named city attorney and peace reigns in Silvis board.
Board of supervisors decided to name a poor physician for South Moline.
G. H. Kingsbury, Rock Island, named vice president of annual meeting of Secretaries Assembly of Illinois Retail Merchants' association in Ottawa.
Twentieth anniversary of W. R. C. of Aledo celebrated.
17. Rock Island Aerie, F. E. E., lands 1916 meeting of Illinois Eagles at annual convention held in Springfield. Emil Johnson, Moline, is elected vice president of the state body.
Mrs. J. H. Miller, Moline, named president and Mrs. S. M. Wilson temperance secretary of the Woman's Missionary society of the Rock Island Presbytery.
R. C. Clark named secretary of board of review at first session of that body.
Tri-City Shriner Fez club holds annual excursion on G. W. Hill.
18. Edwin H. Buck, 70, formerly department commander Illinois G. A. R., dies at his home, as a result of a few days' illness from paralysis.
R. A. Jones selected president of Moline high school alumni association at annual meeting.
19. Thirteen graduate from St. Mary's school, Moline, and are given diplomas by Rt. Rev. E. M. Dunne, bishop of the Peoria diocese.
Bill legalizing annexation of Sears passes senate, as it did house, unanimously. It is signed by Governor Dunne later.
Miss Pearl Lawrence, New Boston, named president of district Rebekahs at meeting held here.
20. Fathers' day, for the first time observed here, commemmorated at First M. E. church.
St. Mary's school graduates class with exercises held in Columbia hall.
21. John A. Littig, Davenport, awarded contract for improving Browning Field, Moline. Total cost will be $6,670.40.
County board employes outside counsel second time to act in capacity of state's attorney and defend county in petition filed to prevent board from erecting jail on court house square.
22. W. T. Church commissioned as judge in the Fourteenth judicial court. Judge R. W. Olmsted's term expires, while hearing mandamus on annexation matter.
23. Senator L. Y. Sherman, guest of Captain W. A. Rosenfield at luncheon at Rock Island club, hailed as new Lincoln and boosted as presidential candidate in 1916.
C. D. Hill, Aurora, selected new secretary of Moline Y. M. C. A.
Rev. R. B. Williams, Rock Island, named district superintendent of Epworth league at annual meeting at Aledo. Kewanee chosen meeting place for 1916.
First step in formation of 365 Day Road club in Rock Island, as organized in Moline, taken to booster meeting at Rock Island club.
24. Annual instruction in folk dances starts at Long View park for children.
Rock Island county Federation of Illinois Bankers, at annual session at Reynolds, elect A. J. Lindstrom, Rock Island, president, and pledge aid for county farm advisor.
25. Six nurses graduate at 1915 class at Watertown State hospital.
Board of supervisors lets contract for new county jail and work on structure starts on west side of court house square. Judge Ramsay denies writ to Bishop E. M. Dunne and E. B. Kreis, which asked injunction restraining board from building on square.
26. Baby killed and stowed away in alley is found in Davenport by workmen.
Village of Milan asks court for injunction closing up saloon operated in village despite the fact that it has been voted "dry territory." Writ is granted.
Geneseo homecoming attracts many from Rock Island and this community.
J. H. Cleland dies and is followed in death within a few hours by his wife. Infirmities of age is attributed as cause of death of each.
27. Home of William Kimble, Buffalo Prairie, totally destroyed by fire. Loss $4,000.
George McNeal, 81 years, county pioneer, passes away at Hampton.
Trainman of tri-cities hold memorial services for their dead at Odd Fellows' hall in Rock Island.
Two men drown in Mississippi. Alvin Sundeen, 35, Moline, and John Vancenellious, 18, Silvis, are the victims.
28. Rock Island saloon owners protest to council the continuation of practice of numerous places in the city selling liquor without city permit.
R. C. Smedley selected president of Toastmasters' club at annual meeting.
29. Best showing in years made when five out of class of 37 in this county pass state teachers' examination.
J. L. Vernon elected director of Rock Island school board without opposition.
Playgrounds at Twenty-fifth street and Fifth avenue, open with hundreds of kiddies in attendance.
30. Quadrennial assessment made public shows property values in Rock Island county increase nearly three per cent.
1. Eighty jitbus owners in this county made defendants in petition asking injunction restraining them from operating, filed with the public utilities commission of the state.
Two thousand cmployes at arsenal begin annual holiday vacation of 15 days.
2. Reinforced concrete bridge built over Fancy creek in Andalusia township at cost of $1,000 is accepted by highway commission and road and bridge committee of board.
R. F. Ryals, 25, brakeman of local division of Rock Island lines, breaks neck in fall from car at Iowa end of Rock Island bridge and dies in Davenport hospital. He lived in Silva.
3. Clear basin at reservoir, cleaned for first time in six years, discloses 40 living fish.
4. Special patriotic exercises held in Rock Island churches commemorating the birth of the nation 140 years ago.
United Presbyterian chapel, conducted through the United Presbyterian church, dedicated in South Rock Island.
5. Both Rock Island and Moline observe anniversary of nation's birth with gorgeous floral parades. All sections of the county have celebrations.
Without warning 125-foot light tower at Exposition park collapses, seriously injuring 15, one near fatally, and numerous others only in minor way. R. L. Crandall, Davenport photographer, stationed on top of tower, jumps as it nears the ground. Airship and auto races were in progress at time.
Franciscan sisters who conduct St. Anthony's hospital announce that brick building on former Leas estate now owned by the hospital, will be converted into home for old ladies.
6. Three business houses, Johnson & Carlson's grocery, Robert Davidson's hardware store, and W. G. Geer pool hall, destroyed by fire of mysterious origin in Sherrard, causing loss of $30,000.
7. Liberty bell enroute from Philadelphia seen here by 3,000 local residents as it passes through city.
Violent thunder storm causes considerable damage, two homes being struck by lightning and telephone service crippled.
Mrs. Margaret Quinn, mother of Dean J. J. Quinn, passes away at her home, at age of 83.
8. Heaviest rainstorm in history of city floods streets as far south as Seventh avenue, causes thousands of dollars in damage and drives people from home in lower end. Precipitation was 2.74 inches in 47 minutes.
School census just completed in Moline shows 8,049 children in attending school.
9. Dr. F. H. First, Rock Island, naming treasurer of Illinois and Iowa Central District Medical association.
Chauncey Thode, 25, Davenport, jolted out of automobile in that city and killed.
Charles Alba Washburn, 31, secretary and general manager of the Union Malleable Iron company, East Moline, dies.
10. Carl Kastner, 50, Davenport gardner, writes note to wife and then sends bullet through his heart, dying instantly. Financial reverses, he wrote, caused him to commit the act.
Rev. John N. Schnaak, formerly of Burton, Ill., installed as pastor at German Lutheran church at Hampton Bluffs.
11. Members of Svea Male chorus enjoyed annual picnic at Flat Rock, near East Moline.
Three hundred postal workers of tri-cities enjoy outing at Suburban Island.
Willis Metcalf, Marion (Ia.) farmer, found dead at East Seventh street, lodging house, Davenport. He committed suicide by turning on the gas.
12. Rock Island County Knights of Pythias have annual excursion.
Royal Neighbors of American initiate 365 for lodges in this county, in highest class adoption in history of order, held at Moline.
Orangeman hold 38th annual picnic at South Bowling picnic grounds, with over five thousand people in attendance.
14. John Stark, 44, Moline, struck and killed by lightning while at neighbor's home. First fatality in years from bolt in this county.
Rotary club of tri-cities hold joint outing at Campbell's Island.
15. John Moore, 50, stranger here, dies at police station 45 minutes after being struck and knocked to the pavement by John Price on Second avenue. His skull was fractured in the fall to the street. Price held as unlawful slayer by coroner's jury and is still in county jail.
16. Rock Island county's share of $6,285 from state highways under the Tice law ranks among the smaller counties of the state.
Mayor William Hale Thompson and delegation of Chicago boosters stop here enroute on special to Frisco fair.
In an attempt to readjust affairs of the Rock Island Southern, heavy creditors from new company, incorporated in Maryland with capital stock of $4,500,000.
17. Coroner's jury severely censures parents of Elizabeth Emeringer because of their failure to get doctor for child which had been ill a week before dying.
Harry Timmons, 24, Silvis, commits suicide by taking an overdose of chloroform.
E. T. Selby, editor of the Camp Point Journal, chosen president of Military Tract Press club at annual meeting held at Aledo.
18. Odd Fellows and associate lodges in Rock Island hold joint picnic at East End park.
Marie Simmons, 2 years, dies of injuries received 12 hours before when she was struck by an auto driven by W. J. Culton. Victim and driver lived in Davenport.
19. Lieutenant Otis W. Howard invents device which gives naval reserves not having opportunity for maneuvers on cruiser chance to gain experience elsewhere in navigation.
20. Mercer County Eastern Stars, numbering 500 pass through city on all day excursion to Clinton.
21. Reuben P. Work, 33, drowns in river here.
Two thousand people attend annual picnic of grocers and butchers of Rock Island held at Linwood.
Hon. Elmore W. Hurst, 63 years, member of legal firm of Jackson, Hurst & Stafford, and known nation-wide as a leading democrat, dies at his home. Heart trouble is the cause.
22. Several thousand Masons and members of their families attend first annual outing of the Grotto members of Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
Hundreds attend the annual picnic of tri-city colored churches at Long View park.
Members of the Chauffeur's union of Rock Island and Moline hold first annual picnic at Prospect park.
23. Core room of Blake Specialty company, Sixteenth avenue and Mill street, totally destroyed by fire which entails loss of $15,000.
Mrs. Jennie E. Jackson, wife of William Jackson, aged 75 years, dies at home in this city, the result of infirmities due to advanced age.
Emil Lathan, 13, Moline, fatally injured when single tree on team he is driving on Osborn farm, loosens and strikes him in chest. He dies a few hours later.
24. Louis Mosenfelder buys 60-acre tract, the farm of Peter Maak, on Thirtieth street road, for $40,000, for the purpose of platting it and converting it into a residence section.
An ordinance prohibiting the selling of intoxicating liquors in the village of Silvis is passed by the board of directors.
25. Roy Neuhaus, swimming instructor at Prospect park, saves lives of Neal Morrison and Clarence Exborn, the latter having gone into the pool to save Morrison.
Three hundred attend annual picnic of tri-city bakers at Port Byron.
26. But few complaints filed with clerk of board of review on assessments made on property.
Efforts to sneak Decatur team of Three-Eye league into Rock Island a failure.
27. Arsenal employes' pay for fiscal year is five per cent higher than year before, with average number of employes at 2,102.
E. E. Holderman of Aurora engaged as physical director of Moline Y. M. C. A.
28. While being examined in county court as to her sanity, Rose Beckstrom, 18, Moline, was found to be suffering a well defined case of smallpox.
H. C. Kahl, Davenport, arrested in Moline by Rock Island officer after exciting chase. Kahl drove his machine 71 miles an hour to make a train.
Mrs. Peter La Sarge, 32, of Springfield, wife of John McClellan of Rock Island, commits suicide. Despondency due to kidnaping of son her four years ago is cause.
29. By majority of eight votes union street car men turn down proposition of having one holiday in every eight.
Escaping gas from jet causes death of Eli Thompson, 51, and Mrs. Mary Sweet, 65, his housekeeper, at the Thompson home in Moline.
30. Cause of county farm association promoted at picnic of Coe township from farm league and steps are taken to organize county.
31. Retail shoe dealers of Rock Island form association and name Otto Priester delegate to the national convention.
1. Blackhawk Inn at Watch Tower totally destroyed by fire with loss at $23,000. Blaze originated under roof in what is believed to have been the result of crossed wires.
Six thousand people attend the fourth annual picnic of Mississippi Valley Socialist association at Suburban Island.
Elks hold annual outing at Island near Andalusia. Big event of day, ball game, won by married men.
2. One hundred and fifty families leave tri-cities, the result of skilled mechanics at the Rock Island arsenal going to Eddystone, Del., to become employed with the Remington Arms company.
John Holzhammer, two years a police officer, resigns. Department runs with two men less than number of roster at start of present administration.
3. Members of Northwest Division of Northwest Division County Superintendents of Highway convene at court house for second semi-annual two-day convention.
4. Burglars unsuccessful in attempt to blow up East Moline postoffice.
Miss Katherine Gest elected first vice president of tri-city musical organizations.
W. O. Loomis, arrested here, confesses to aiding in the robbing of the North Liberty, Iowa bank and implicates R. W. Smith, who is arrested in Detroit. The cashier was held up and $1,000 was secured in broad daylight. Both sentenced to 20 years in the Iowa state penitentiary at Anamosa.
5. Howard Slough, athletic coach at Moline high school, resigns, to engage in business with his father at Abington, Ill.
H. J. Gripp elected president of Moline Library association.
6. Moline 42 years old. City chartered in 1872.
7. Objectors to erection of sanatorium on hill site launch campaign to raise funds to buy tract and convert it into city park, but later give up scheme of making purchase.
C. C. Carpenter and D. Donaldson form new garage firm, locating at 2916 Third avenue, in the building also occupied by Trevor A. Snyder.
Dr. and Mrs. Gustav Andreen celebrate silver wedding anniversary.
8. Five thousand attend annual picnic of Tri-City Carpenters' union, held at Suburban Island.
Three "blind pigs" raided and closed by detective.
E. H. Anderson, Moline, attempts suicide by taking carbolic acid.
9. State convention of colored Royal Arch Masons opens at Prince Hall, South Rock Island.
Booklet issued containing information and pictures of Rock Island, its industries, parks churches, homes and other institutions. Its publication is under the authority of the Business Men's association.
10. First split on any questions before present city administration comes when the mayor and Commissioner Juhl line up against the remainder of the council on resolution providing for sale of sanatorium sites.
Board of education selects new site for Irving school annex, choosing block between Ninth and Tenth streets and Twelfth and Thirteenth avenues.
Warrants issued in Galesburg against Mrs. Martha Jones, of Rock Island, on a claim that in order to prevent a marriage she kidnaped her daughter, who is 18 years old. Girl later marries Ben Cool of Galesburg.
11. Automobile belonging to Charles Walker of Rock Island catches fire and is totally consumed. Loss $2,800. Occupants escape.
Hundreds of out of town people throng to Rock Island and Davenport to avail themselves of bargain dollar day opportunities. Join trade booster plan first of its kind in which two cities joined.
E. R. Musselman of Naperville selected physical director of city schools.
Lincoln chautauqua opens week's meeting at Port Byron.
First joint picnic between Moline and East Moline merchants at Campbell's Island is big success.
12. Special Fly Prevention week, proclaimed by Mayor McConochie, opens with citizens "swatting" right and left.
Rock Island and Davenport health authorities declare truce, ending friction of long standing by agreeing that smallpox patients found in one city and residing in the other shall be cared for by authorities in municipality in which victim resides.
Surveys are taken for construction of three concrete drives in East End park, which will be first step in improvement of the tract.
13. Coal dealers of tri-cities hold annual outing at Suburban Island.
14. Bethany Home has picnic on its grounds. Rock Island Plow company employes have annual outing and Master Horseshoers enjoy picnic.
Judge W. T. Church sustains salient points for city with regard to legality of Sears annexation.
15. Street railway employes have annual outing at Suburban Island.
Walter L. Johnson, Moline, named postoffice inspector.
One of the first serial mail deliveries in Illinois made by Exposition park by Aviator H. J. Webster.
16. W. O. W. drill team captures two prizes at national encampment at Milwaukee.
Walter C. Bentley, 20, Clinton, Iowa, drowns in river near Cordova.
Milan citizens vote $6,200 bond issue as part payment for new $12,000 high school.
17. Carl Mueller and P. H. Treffer lease Family theatre converting it into a movie house, changing its name to the "Spencer Square."
Miss Electa Smith takes bichloride or mercury tablet after quarrel with lover. She survives.
18. Opening session of annual meeting of Central Illinois District of Lutheran Missionary synod begins at Immanuel's Lutheran church.
Joe Mendoza, who escaped from county jail April 15, recaptured.
19. Charles Tambor named president of new Colona Avenue Improvement leage of Moline.
Ten days' annual Methodist camp meeting opens at Tindall's grove near Milan.
Dr. J. J. Banta bound over to the federal grand jury for violation of the Harrison drug law.
Annual Home-coming at Coal Valley, to last two days, opens.
20. Farmers urged to form organization at annual picnic of county farmers held at Port Byron.
Mrs. Edna Collins, 24, waitress in Young & McCombs' tea room, plunges to death down elevator shaft at store.
Sixty-five descendants of John and Mary Cox attend annual reunion at Campbell's Island.
21. Extensive alterations started at mouth of Twenty-fourth street storm drain as a means of preventing flood conditions during heavy rains.
22. New pipe organ dedicated at German Evangelical church.
23. Open verdict returned by coroner's jury in probe of death of Walter W. Cott, 31, crane operator at Republic Iron & Steel mills, who was injured while at work. A week later, his wife, despondent because of his death, drinks strychnine and ends her life.
24. Annual Rock Island County Fair opens at Joslin.
Second meeting of Evangelical Sunday school association and Seventh annual meeting of Young People's Societies for the Southeastern Iowa district open at German Evangelical church.
The Grant club, a social organization, is reorganized by Company A boys.
Booster envelope bearing "River to River" slogan adopted by Rotary club.
25. Rev. Joseph S. Kelly made irremovable pastor without examination.
26. Members of Rock Island club and families have excursion on W. W. Tri-City Bowling league formed, with Herman Winkler president.
27. Rev. F. J. Rolf named president of Young People's league of Southeastern Iowa district.
Boy Scouts return from 10-day hike to Starved Rock.
28. Rev. A. Jaggers of Sunbeam reelected president and old officers again chosen at closing business session of Milan camp meeting.
29. Six days after the death of his wife, Sarah Wilcher Phares, William W. Phares, civil war veteran, aged 90, dies at his home in Moline.
30. Biggest county teachers' institute ever held opens at court house.
31. City council votes to remove city weighing station from Market square, placing headquarters for the weighing master in the office of R. C. Benson.
1. Newton Fifer, 45, killed when struck by Rocky Mountain limited on Rock Island lines' tracks on bridge.
Thomas Murphy, Coal Valley, elected president of Rock Island County Soldiers' and Sailors' association at annual picnic held at Prospect park.
2. E. C. Townsend, Moline, electrical contractor, starts suit against City Electrician George Kling, of Rock Island, alleging he overstepped his authority.
Charles H. Mayo, noted surgeon of Rochester, Minn., addresses the Iowa and Illinois Central Medical district association at dinner at Blackhawk hotel.
Annual convention of Free Swedish Evangelical Young Peoples' association of Illinois opens in Moline to last three days.
2. P. A. Fragd, Cambridge, loses life when automobile overturns two miles east of Orion.
American Bankers' Journal shows that Rock Island leads all other cities in state in school savings.
Mrs. Flora Schaffer, Port Byron, elected president of County W. C. T. U.
4. Sixteen contestants open annual state checker tournament, to last three days.
Initial plans for the observance of the centennial of the landing of American troops at Fort Armstrong on Rock Island arsenal, to be held in 1916, made by directors of Rock Island Historical society.
5. Illinois theatre opens season of 1915-16 with Joe Santley in "All Over Town" and Majestic theatre opens after having been completely remodeled.
6. Miss Lura Vandollah added to faculty of St. Anthony's hospital training school.
Labor Day celebrated Monster parade participated in by union men numbering 3,000.
7. Four saloons closed when mayor revokes licenses. Owners were convicted of selling liquor on Sunday in places in connections with the bars.
An ordinance regulating jitbusses passed by city council provides bond of $5,000, and license ranging from $25 to $50.
Mrs. Anna B. Brunstrom, mother of Supervisor Charles Brunstrom, Moline, instantly killed by Burlington freight train at Fourth street crossing, Moline.
Joe Sebring, mail driver, injured when his wagon is struck by a jitbus near Thirty-first street station.
Schools of Rock Island and Moline open with heaviest enrollments in history.
8. Board of review closes work, making 84 changes in the assessments.
Heaviest fine ever assessed for speeding inflicted on J. A. Bredar, jitbus driver, by Magistrate Smith. He was given the limit, $200, but appealed the case.
S. Shadt, Silvis, lands contract for municipal reservoir at Silvis.
9. Year 5678 on Jewish calendar observed by members of synagogues here.
Thirty-fifth biennial convention of the Lutheran General council of North America opens at First Lutheran Church, Moline.
David Sears, Sears, named president, and David J. Cleland, Rock Island, named secretary of Old Settlers' association of Rock Island county at 50th annual picnic at Watch Tower park.
Council leaves for Minneapolis to inspect incinerator.
George Engdahl of Titusville, Pa., elected president of class of 1916, Augustana college.
Heavy rain, the third largest precipitation of the season, causes $100,000 damages in the tri-cities. Moline and Davenport both heavily affected.
11. Sam Scire, 24, shot down in cold blood after opening his shoe repairing shop at 1220 Seventh avenue. John Chiarenza, a compatriot, Sicilian, arrested and held without bail, later sentenced to penitentiary for 20 years on plea of guilty.
Mrs. Mary A. Sower, aged 83, wins city beautiful prize contest conducted by Woman's club.
12. Members of Siboney Bay camp, Spanish War Veterans, enjoy first annual outing at camp on Rock river.
13. Mrs. Howard Upton, 26, East Moline, drinks lysol and ends her life.
14. E. F. Burch, of the Rock Island high school faculty, named president of the school Athletic association.
Mercer county fair opens at Aledo with cattle, hog and sheep exhibits barred because of foot and mouth disease.
Ordinance providing for dimming of automobile headlights in Rock Island becomes effective.
15. Board of supervisors take another step towards advancing good roads propaganda, when they appropriate $6,285, receiving a like sum from the state.
Governor Dunne announces in Springfield that he would notify sheriff of Rock Island county to stop schedule 10-round bout here between Jack White of Chicago and "Peanuts" Schieberl.
16. Budget adopted by board of supervisors shows estimated cost of running county coming year to be $182,000.
Despondency over the death of his wife eight months before, Gustav Bleckschmidt, 72, commits suicide at his home in Rock Island. He inhaled gas.
Emancipation day observed by colored race of this section at Island City hall park.
17. J. D. Clarkson, Moline, heads National 365-Day Road club.
Professor Anton Udden, Augustana college, resigns to take up studies at Harvard in connection with competing for prize on device to measure waves.
Mother and son banquet held at the Y. M. C. A.
18. Arguments over split in first money in mile race leads to shooting of Clarence David, Kewanee, who dies a few moments later, at Aledo fair grounds. Billy Meyers, aged 67, Knoxville, admits he shot in self-defense and is acquitted by coroner's jury.
Arthur R. Bendt, five months old, found dead in bed at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bendt. Internal spasms was the cause.
19. Sauders Peterson, 19, East Moline, struck by westbound Rock Island train, and dies in ambulance on way to hospital.
John M. Metcalf, 57, Moline, struck and killed by westbound Rock Island train in Moline.
Twentieth anniversary of founding of German Evangelical Church of Peace observed.
20. Community extension work conducted by Y. M. C. A. opens with supper at "Y" club rooms.
J. H. Miller chosen president of Moline Ministerial association.
September grand jury organizes, with A. E. Froyd, Moline, chairman.
21. Mynard Taylor, 40, shoots wife through cheeks and then turns gun on himself, blowing his brains out. Injury to woman is only flesh wound. Shooting followed his failure to win back his wife after she started suit for a divorce.
Business men of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Davenport and Bettendorf resolve that congress shall become better acquainted with advantages of Rock Island arsenal, at banquet held at Davenport Commercial club.
22. Thirty-three out of a total of 64 applicants for citizenship are granted last papers in circuit court.
Moline wins Three-Eye league championship in series with Davenport, taking four out of six games.
23. Nine men of foreign birth made citizens in Moline city court.
Citizens of Woodhull begin marking automobile route from that place to the city. Route is via Galesburg.
24. Otto Joth, Moline, commits suicide by hanging.
M. J. McEniry elected president of Rock Island County Bar association.
J. J. Rathbun given contract for new Milan school.
25. Grand jury reports returning 24 indictments.
Soldiers' and Sailors' monument, costing $3,000, which was raised by public subscription and entertainments, dedicated at Chippiannock cemetery, all patriotic organizations and school children in city participating.
Moline Baptists issue a call to Rev. Wilbur Babcok of Downers Grove.
26. L. S. McCabe, 68 years, pioneer merchant and heavy holder in real estate, dies after illness of a few weeks following apoplectic stroke.
27. B. S. Cable, brother of H. L. Cable, formerly a resident of Rock Island, and assistant secretary of commerce and labor under President Taft, killed in an automobile accident at Byfield, Mass.
28. Robert Mitchell resigns from State bank to become treasurer of Electric Construction and Machinery company.
W. H. Towsley, superintendent for education and efficiency of the Marshal Field stores in Chicago, address Rotary Club at Y. M. C. A.
29. Mike Mehull, 55, Matherville, while working in coal mine is instantly killed as slide of rock crushed him.
Spencer M. Howe, chosen president of Tri-City Electrical Fixture men at annual banquet at Rock Island house.
As another benefit of annexation, announcement made that 15-minute car service will be continued to Sears, being first winter in history that summer schedule is maintained during cold months.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kahlke observed 50th wedding anniversary.
30. Announcement made that McCabe store would continue under same management.
Organization formed with a view to securing Three-Eye club in Rock Island for 1916.
Moline Plow company announces it will enter business of manufacturing automobiles.
Judge Church upsets custom of long standing by opening court in morning and afternoon one hour earlier.
1. Committee of board of education decides to erect portable school room, to be built adjoining Horace Mann building, to relieve congestion.
City weighing station removed from old scales house on Market square where it has stood for years, to office of H. C. Benson.
Margaret Dibbern, chosen editor of the Watch Tower, the official high school monthly.
Thomas Kilpatrick, 37, killed instantly when dynamite explodes in Matherville mine. Is second fatality in Matherville in few days.
2. George Johnson, one of the four men implicated in the murder of John B. Schoessel, sentenced to the Joliet penitentiary for 20 years when he pleads guilty to murder charge.
3. Lockjaw causes death of Lavon Washburn, age 10. Tetanus traced to infection in wound after operation.
4. George A. McDonald, formerly a grocer here, found dead in Santa Monica, Cal. beach; clothing, money and jewelry gone. He was 50 years old.
F. G. D. Walker, Rock Island, chosen president of County Christian Endeavor societies.
5. Examination of the teeth of all children in the public schools begins by local dentists.
Action designed to relieve congestion on Long View street car line taken by council in request to car company to provide double truck conveyances for passengers.
Decarie incinerator to cost $20,250 purchased by city council, to be erected north of waterworks.
6. John Helfrich, 61, instantly killed when crushed by a heavy loaded lumber truck at the Rock Island Sash & Door works.
Frank Hennigan, East Moline, former deputy sheriff, 37 years old, killed instantly when automobile overturns near Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
7. Military Tract Teachers' association meets in Monmouth for three day session, practically all Rock Island county city teachers attending.
Commissioners establish new rule of being in office at set time each day, selecting from 10 to 12 in the morning.
Masked highwaymen rob Leo Thomas at point of gun.
Plans started to erect infirmary at Villa de Chantal.
One hundred and sixty men and 80 boys lined up for week's membership campaign of Y. M. C. A.
Amoo Grotto boosts membership to 240 by initiating 52 candidates, one of whom is Mayor McConochie.
8. Sebastian Corralla, Rapids City sage, aged 74, takes Ludvicka P. Ginetis, 16 year old Chicago girl, as bride.
9. Tag day for Bethany home results in raising a fund of $1,016.
Miss Lou Harris again elected to office of secretary of Military Tract Teachers' association at meeting at Monmouth.
Damage to corn totaling nearly a million believed to be the result of first visit of Jack Frost.
10. Mayor McConochie shows administration's hand with relation to gambling when he secures money for woman which her husband lost in cigar store; warns all cigar store owners not to permit gaming and orders professional gambler out of city.
11. Police ordered to give notice to owners of house boats near viaduct to move, city officials claiming they are a general nuisance.
Charles E. Hunstan, 46, found dead in wagon at Fourth avenue livery stable. Heart trouble is the cause.
12. Ordinance designed to prevent bootlegging considered by council and later adopted.
Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin addresses 200 members of the After Dinner club, Moline.
Columbus Day observed quietly in Rock Island with meeting at Illinois theatre at night under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus.
13. William H. Berry, 73, drops dead on sidewalk in front of his home. Heart trouble is the cause.
Students of Villa de Chantel entertained in travelogue by Anthony Matre, national secretary of American Federation of Catholic societies.
14. Two days' meeting attended by congressmen from many states opens and the Rock Island arsenal is boosted to the men who have votes in the national legislative body.
15. Thirty-eighth annual reunion of Mercer County Soldiers' and Sailors' association is held at Aledo.
Annual meeting of Associated Charities held at Y. M. C. A.
Ralph Wilson, 20, Milan, found dead in bed following attack presumably of epilepsy.
16. Building Construction company, Chicago, given contract for erection of new public school in southwestern section of city. Contract price is $61, 970.
E. O. Vaile, Jr., elected president of Broadway Men's club.
Woodhull holds annual Farmers' institute.
Over five hundred punchboards removed in Rock Island at order of the police.
17. Moline Redmen and Rock Island Independents in first inter-city football game of year battle to a 0 to 0 tie.
Dr. B. F. Hall, 59, eye, ear and throat specialist, dies in Chicago following year's illness of pernicious anaemia.
E. B. Nutting, Moline, elected president of Tri-City Schoolmasters' club.
18. Rock Island city scales house sold to Charles Raisch for $5.
Rock Island Y. M. C. A. in contest of a week with Moline secures 743 members to Moline's 543.
F. G. Young, owner of ladies' ready-to-wear apparel shop, goes into voluntary bankruptcy.
John W. Carse made national aid de camp U. S. W. Veterans, and W. L. Franks adjutant general, by Congressman L. C. Dyer, St. Louis, national commander.
Moline tag day for Bethany home nets $950.
19. City officials stop dances of questionable character in Rock Island.
Rev. O. T. Dwinell, pastor of First M. E. church, Rock Island, elected president of Tri-City Ministerial union.
Thirty-eighth annual convention of Rock Island County Sunday School association held in this city.
20. Nigh school sessions open at high school.
Two meetings held in Astoria at which routes with Rock Island as the destination are boosted - one route to come through Burlington and the other through Canton.
Road and bridge committee of board of supervisors gives P. F. Trenkenschuh contract for building bridge in Drury township.
21. Twenty arrests made by police assisting state inspectors in enforcing law dealing with chauffeur's licenses.
F. Hildebrandt, 54 years old, dies of injuries received several days before while engaged at his duties as car inspector of the D., R. I. & N. W. Ry. company.
22. J. Ellsworth Shank, editor of Tri-City Labor Review, elected secretary of Tri-City Labor Federation.
Dick Braden, Davenport, elected president of Tri-City Greeters' association.
23. Week of inspection closed by Ben Cochran, state auto chauffeur inspector.
25. City council decided to hold council meetings on Monday afternoon instead of Monday evening.
City council takes action to clear streets near junk yards of iron by ordering confiscated any steel or other metal found piled on a thoroughfare.
26. Wilbur Swanson, 22, Orion, committed suicide by hanging. Financial troubles seemed to be cause.
Jitney busses regulated as taxis in new ordinance considered by Moline commission.
Fourteenth district Federation of Women's clubs in annual meeting at Aledo selects Rock Island for 1916 meeting place, and elects Mrs. F. O. Van Galder of Rock Island, corresponding secretary.
27. R. Stockhouse, 74, veteran railroad ticket agent, dies.
A. E. Johnson and George D. Long, attorneys, clash over fistic route in county court room following an argument over a case.
Mrs. Otto Fisher, 72, Davenport, killed in 14-foot fall.
Mrs. Gertrude Wynn, Rock Island, made senior vice-president of Fourteenth district W. R. C.
F. O. Van Galder elected president of Tri-City Press club.
28. Arsenal golf club house damaged to extent of $3,000 by fire. Rumors denied it was of incendiary origin.
Rock Island high school students edit issue of Argus in competition with Moline high students who edit Dispatch. Rock Island students awarded first honors by judges and get possession of cup won year before by Moline.
29. Mrs. Elmore H. Stafford, aged 239, dies following an illness of a week.
Mrs. J. E. Clarkson named chairman of newly organized Hawthorne School Parents-Teachers' club.
30. Moline high school takes twin-city "prep" football title, defeating Rock Island high, 13 to 0.
31. Henry W. Carse, president of Carse & Ohlweiler, and former mayor of Rock Island, dies following short illness, of heart trouble. He was 74 years old.
1. W. J. Davis, Moline, secretary of D. M. Sechler Carriage company, Kansas City, dies at the age of 50.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Balmer, Aledo, celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. C. O. Woodruff elected president of Visiting Nurse association.
Mrs. Lydia B. Hobbs, Moline, is elected president of Bethany Home association.
2. Miss Anna Schaefer, 22, Davenport, killed by Rock Island train.
George Consilas, 27, Rock Island, killed at foot of Twenty-ninth street when struck by Rock Island train.
3. Sam Smith, East Moline, held for burglary and larceny, fatally wounded by deputy sheriff when prisoner attempted to escape. Bullet pierced the abdomen. He died a day later.
Harry Tuller, Jr., 22, Cordova, drowned when he fell off steamer in Mississippi river near Clinton, Iowa.
4. Mrs. Charles Walker elected chairman of the newly formed Lincoln School Parents-Teachers' club.
5. H. E. Casteel, 55, president of the Central Trust & Savings bank, dies, following six weeks' illness of heart trouble.
6. Rock Island high school football team loses to Davenport here, 6-0.
7. Under the management of Harry Sodini, Illinois theatre opens as a picture house exclusively.
New November heat record established when mercury rises to 78.
8. LeRoy Carstens, 21, Moline, dies as a result of accidently being shot with gun in hands of R. J. Baker, while the two were hunting near Cordova.
9. Gen. W. H. Crozier, it is learned, favors Rock Island arsenal as one of government munitions plants.
City council licenses 91 saloons and one cafe for period of six months dating from Nov. 1.
10. Four yeggs blow safe of Matherville Farmers' bank and escape with $1,800.
Mayor issues order which will free streets of all obstructions excepting lunch wagons, peanut stands and shoe shining parlors.
Walter Beckwith, soldier at arsenal, dies of injuries received a few hours before when horse attached to wagon ran away on island. He was 34 years old.
11. Patrick Murphy, 59, Matherville, shoots his wife Etta, killing her, and then kills himself. She was 34. A shotgun was used. Jealousy was cause.
Miss Agnes Sexton, 43, president of the Boston Shoe company, dies. Heart trouble is cause.
William Mathems, 63, Silvis, killed when struck by railroad train in Silvis yards.
12. Importance of development of Mississippi and other rivers in middle west discussed at waterway booster banquet attended by officials and commercial men of tri-cities at Davenport. Governor Dunne of Illinois was the principal talker.
William Meisner, 1812½ Third avenue, attempts suicide by inhaling gas. His landlady, smelling gas, discovered him in time to save his life.
Dead body of Christopher Churchill, a hermit, aged 63, found in his home in Hampton. Believed he died during the night.
13. C. A. Bopes, Hamlet, elected president Mercer County Fair association.
M. H. Sexton elected for period of five years president of National Association of Professional Baseball clubs, at meeting in San Francisco.
M. E. Lindblom, Moline, crushed to death when caught in oiling machine at Williams, White & company.
14. New Christian Science church is dedicated.
Remodeled St. Mary's church is dedicated.
15. Burglar in broad daylight, at point of gun, ties Miss Mary Bresnahan to chair in her home and then ransacks house.
Central Presbyterian church celebrates achievement of raising $12,000 in eight days to wipe out debt.
16. Mrs. Sarah J. Dean, 59, commits suicide by cutting an artery in her arm with a razor. She bled to death. Recent death of her daughter caused her despondency.
17. Board of directors of Augustana college decide to build gymnasium to cost $25.00.
18. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Parks, Aledo, observe 63rd wedding anniversary.
19. Allan D. Welch elected president of the Illinois state school board association at annual meeting at Urbana.
20. Randall Parrish, noted author, addresses Broadway Men's club, paying tribute to average man.
21. Rock Island Independents placed out of state title race in 10 to 0 game by Moline Redmen before 6,000 fans.
22. Heaviest autumn snow in 17 years falls in two hours, depth recorded being 3 inches.
23. Mississippi Valley Fanciers' association open annual poultry show at Moline Turner hall.
24. Moline Elks open three-day minstrel show.
25. Union service held at night and business is suspended in observation of Thanksgiving day.
Two days' community fair opens at Edgington.
Davenport high school takes tri-city "prep" championship by beating Moline 42 to 0.
26. Mrs. Mabel Woodward, 1326 Fifth avenue, assaulted with axe in hands of intruder in her room as she raises in bed. She is struck twice on the head, but lives. Assailant escapes.
27. Mrs. Agnes Don, widow of pioneer Rock Island merchant, dies of heart trouble.
28. Mr. and Mrs. George Boon, Aledo, celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.
29. Dr. B. H. Sherrard called to __tal corps of the United ___ army and leaves city.
30. Twenty wholesale liquor men are licensed by commission ___ times in history of city, ordnance having been passed __ council powers to regulate.
DECEMBER (hard to read)
1. F. O. Van Galder, se___ Henry Ford to accompany ___ his peace mission to ____ leaves for trip across ___ .
Simon Gottlieb, 53, Ro__ ___ crushed between two ___ trains in Davenport and ___ __ hour later.
Electrical Prosperity week ___ by Rock Island Rotary ___ Rock Island club with b____
2. Davenport high school ____ annual tri-city declam__ test scoring one point o__ Rock Island is third.
Miss Amelia Dahlgren, ___wood hospital, Chicago ___ superintendent of new ___ hospital, Moline.
3. John Holden, Orio ___ struck by train and se___ __jured, two miles east _____.
Robert F. McConochie cl__ ___amder of Siboney Bay___ 8, U. S. W. V.
Scott Hunt, 53, committs ___ hanging in a barn on h__ _____ __ miles west of Aledo.
4. Twenty-second annual ____ of Tri-City District ____ league opens in Moline.
Leland Dempsey, left ___ captain of Rock Island ___ football team for 1916.
5. Rev. J. E. Seth, San ___ , preaches his first serm__ __sion Tabernacle, Moline.
Rock Island Lodge of E__ __bute to dead at annu_ __ services. T. J. Welch, ____, Rock Island, city atto__ __wanee, makes principal ____.
6. National Defense da__ with floating of flags _____. Block merchants send ____ congressmen endorsin_ __ increasing army and ____.
7. City council orders _____ Henderson to resume ____ ferry which he had pl__ __ter harbor.
8. M. S. Henry elected ____ the Central Trust S___ to succeed H. E. Caste__ Nov. 5.
9. Hugo Alvino, 43, spec__ the Rock Island line Hue__ __ris yards, murdered. ___tine arrested and held ___ jury to await action ___ jury.
Mrs. Anna Olson, 62, b___ when gasoline explodes dying six days later.
James C. Kinsley, Rock Island, elected president for fifth term of Division 313, Street Railway Employes' union.
10. New short street car line inaugurated giving seven and one-half minute service on Fourth avenue line between business districts of Rock Island and Moline.
Chlorine gas plant installed at reservoir, replacing hypo-chloride system for purifying water.
11. Southwest Improvement association inaugurates active campaign for public comfort station in Rock Island.
Michael McNealy, brother of Martin McNealy found murdered near Clinton, Iowa. He had been missing for 11 days. Two arrests were made.
12. Watch Tower car crew frustrates attempt to hold them up on Rock river bridges.
13. W. S. Parks reelected president of Rock Island County Humane society.
14. December meeting of county board of supervisors convenes.
Thomas Mills of Rock Island, awarded Carnegie hero medal for bravery in mine accident, named first county mine inspector.
Three days session of County Farmers' institute opens at Coal Valley.
15. Supreme court renders decision upholding Judge W. T. Church who ruled that the union ordinance and curative act under which the village of Sears was annexed to Rock Island, were valid.
Dead body of June D. Sales, 57, found in boat on which he was watchman, four miles below Davenport. Murder theory at first advanced.
Henry Petersen, 65, senior member of the firm of J. H. C. Petersens' Sons, Davenport, dies.
16. Annual banquet of Rock Island Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, attended by 400.
Fred Lawson, aged 12, swells to twice his size, when air escapes from his bronchial tube and passes under the skin of his body, following injury sustained in coasting. Skin at throat cut to relieve air and prevent suffocation.
17. Henry Berry, colored, knifed 12 times by Eugene Garnett and although knife penetrates lung and abdomen, lives. Garnett escapes.
18. Church census taken at Aledo shows a gain of 200 in population of town during five years. Population is 2,348.
19. William Kelly, driver for the Slevin taxi line, Rock Island, saved his life by jumping from cab just before it was struck by Milwaukee train in Davenport. No one was hurt.
20. Rev. J. E. Roche, formerly assistant at St. Joseph's returns to this city from Peoria after 11 years in that city, to become Chaplain at St. Anthony's hospital and assistant rector of Sacred Heart church, succeeding Father P. H. O'Connell.
21. Ordinance requiring all street cars in city to be double truck type and equipped with air brakes, passed by city council, to become effective Feb. 1. Changes necessitated on Long View line and Thirty-eighth street stub.
Marvel H. White, one of founders of Williams, White & Co., Moline, dies at Crescent City, Fla., aged 94.
22. Sherman Brown, Davenport, kills his sister-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Brown, fires five shots at his wife and then gives himself up to the police, confessing the deed. Domestic trouble was the cause that led up to the tragedy.
H. A. Clevenstine is named district inspector from the 11th chapter district of the Royal Arch Masons of the state.
Herman Nelson, 24, Moline, instantly killed at Deere & Co. foundry when 700-pound drop-hammer falls on his head.
23. Second annual municipal Christmas tree celebration held at Market square.
24. William Smith, 6 years old, fatally injured when sled on which he was coasting strikes auto truck at Twenty-eighth street and Seventh avenue. He dies eight hours later of concussion of the brain.
25. Christmas day observed with services in churches and family reunions.
Postoffice ends week of holiday work handling 30,000 parcel post packages, an average of one for every person in Rock Island.
26. Charles Aker, 66, pioneer mill owner of Moline, dies.
27. Chris Deahas, Moline, attempts to commit suicide by drinking three pints of whiskey. He becomes unconscious at the end of an hour and was taken to the city hospital.
Death Ratio Low, But Leading Men are in the List
Figures Available for Past Ten Months Show Decrease Over the Same Period in 1914.
Stork has Mighty Busy Time
Makes 991 Visits in Period Named While 572 Pass Away, Leaving Net Gain of 419
Analysis of the death rate in Rock Island county for the first 10 months of 1915 gives a decrease in mortality of 76 as compared with a like period last year.
The total of deaths from January to October inclusive, was 572, the heaviest losses occurring in the first two months of the year.
The mortality among males was 304 and females 268.
There were two deaths at the ripe age of 95 and two at age of 93. Deaths ranging downward between 92 and 85 years show a total of 18. Between ages 84 and 75 the showing is 63. From age 74 down to age 50, the number is 206. The mortality in all ages under 50 years shows 281 deaths.
Birth Rate as Factor
Study of the birth rate for the first 10 months of 1915, in comparison with the death rate for the same period, presents to view what may be termed the debit and credit sides of human life in this community.
The births for the 1915 period stated were 991, as compared with 1138 births for the same duration of time in 1914. Thus we have a decrease of 147 in the birth rate for this year, so far as the record goes.
The month of April was the banner month for babies, the stork having made 112 visits. Last year the high mark was reached in June. As to the matter of sex, 1915 gives the boy babies a slight lead of 19 over the girls, the division being 505 males and 486 females.
In the final analysis the total of births, 991, to the total of deaths, 572, shows a balance of 419 lives on the credit side of the ledger.
Leading Citizens Taken
In no other year of Rock Island's history has death exacted greater tribute from among those who were leaders in the business, social and religious life of this community. The toll has been especially heavy among men of large financial interests and who were recognized for their ability to accomplish great undertakings, and in this respect an analysis of the year's death rate brings a sense of irreparable loss. In the list two bank presidents, a leading attorney and financier, an ex-mayor of the city, a prominent merchant, a county official and and ex-county officer. [sic]
In the list of deaths for the first 10 months of 1915 are the names of Otto Huber, president of the People's National band [sic] and the German Trust & Savings bank; Herbert E. Casteel, president of the Central Trust & Savings bank; Elmore W. Hurst, prominent attorney and financier; Henry Carse, ex-mayor and manufacturer; and Levi S. McCabe, leading merchant and man of affairs; the county officers being represented in the deaths of John E. Fleming, clerk of the probate court, and ex-Sheriff Oscar L. Bruner.
It is recalled with a deep sense of the loss sustained, that these men largely responsible for the making of the new Third avenue have died during the year, namely: Messrs. Hurst, McCab, and Casteel. They died in the full plenitude of their business activities within a comparatively short time of one another. The Safety building, the Rock Island Savings bank, the Colonial hotel and the Central Trust and Savings bank, located on the four corners of Third avenue and Eighteenth street, stand as monuments to their faith in the future greatness of Rock Island.
The Death Record
Deaths by months:
The Birth Record
The totals of deaths for the past three years are:
The totals of births for the past three years are:
Necrology of the Year
1. Mary William, 9 months old; Moline.
Jacob Stasorofski, 75, Rock Island.
Mrs. Arthur Houvengael, 33 Moline.
Mrs. Elizabeth Krohn, 59, Rock Island.
Otto Huber, 48, Rock Island.
Charles Schroeder, 58, Rock Island.
2. Andrew C. Melin, 73, Moline.
Storer Johnson, 87, Edgington.
Miss Eda Krueger, 26, Rock Island.
3. Mrs. Augusta Ludlow, 66, Moline.
Frank W. Rinehart, 47, Rock Island.
5. Ed V. Dally, 33, Moline.
Blanche Laverne Thomas, 5 months, Rock Island.
William Horn, 29, Rock Island.
Ethel Berggren, 24, Rock Island.
Marion Sandberg, 6 months, Moline.
Hester A. Feeley, 63, Moline.
7. Revere Franklin Weidner, 63, former Rock Islander, dies in Tangerine, Fla.
Mrs. Mary Cramer, 68, formerly this city, dies at Lexington.
8. Rudolph L. Carlson, 22, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Chicago.
Lewis Tufte dies at Osborn.
11. Charles W. Wright, 31, Rock Island.
Mrs. William C. Bennett, aged 62, Moline.
Earl Frederick Peterson, aged 27, Moline.
Mrs. Hester A. Feeley, Moline.
Mrs. Michael Foley, 83, Moline.
Gottlieb Marke, 63, Moline.
12. John N. Hardy, aged 68, Rock Island.
Lincoln F. Giles, aged 51, Moline.
13. Mrs. Mary J. Pickard, 25, Rock Island.
Edward Olson, aged 4, Moline.
Mrs. Caroline Helander, 81 years, Moline.
O. L. Bruner, aged 45, Rock Island.
John S. Gilmore, aged 82, Moline.
Mrs. Jennie Brown, aged 70, Moline.
16. Mrs. Elizabeth Erickson, 35, Rock Island.
Arthur William Nelson, child, Moline.
17. George Rind, Jr., 18, Rock Island.
Mrs. Sophia Epper, 55, Rock Island.
Miss Florence A. McMannon, Rock Island.
Emanuel Mayer, 59, Moline.
John H. Cooper, 52, Moline.
Ernest L. Wehrend, 56, Moline.
19. Dennis W. Kelley, 76, Rock Island.
Mrs. Edward J. Winchester dies at Woodriver, Neb.
Ferdinand Haak, Davenport.
Mrs. Frieda Granholm, 28, Moline.
Benjamin Calvin, 19, Moline
August Wilmeroth, 21, Hampton
James True, aged 45, Rock Island.
20. Mrs. Joseph P. Fleming, 56, Moline.
21. Warren Lee, 5 months old, Moline.
Mrs. Mary Jane Pinkham, 83, Moline.
Miss Rose Sandberg, Galesburg, formerly Moline.
22. Mrs. R. Thomas Shaw, Alexis.
Mrs. Frank Bealer, 72, Hillsdale.
23. Mrs. B. Stephanie, 64, Rock Island.
Mrs. Rose Flemming, Moline.
Little Andrew Melonas, Moline.
25. Mrs. Sarah Grosjean, aged 83, Rock Island.
John Lindbeck, aged 71, Rock Island.
26. John Marron, 73, Rock Island.
Christian Metsch, 71, Rock Island.
27. William C. Dale, 63, Rock Island.
John F. Henegan, 76, Port Byron.
Charles Broughamer, 80, Moline.
28. Harry Ellingsworth, 2 months, Moline.
29. Mrs. Virginia Woodruff King, Denver, formerly of Rock Island.
Cyrus Walker, 33 Moline.
Harold E. Forsberg, native of Moline, in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
1. Frank M. Danner, 76, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Geneseo.
Mrs. George W. Foster, Moline.
Myron Duncan, infant, Moline.
August L. Mason, 74, Rock Island.
Mrs. Hilda Sederquest, 48, Rock Island.
William Kelleran, 70, Rock Island.
Mrs. Hugo A. Sippel, 69, Rock Island.
2. Dr. C. E. Taylor, formerly Rock Island, dies in Newport, R. I.
Mrs. H. C. Kingsbury, 78, Rock Island.
James Rosbourough, 67, Moline.
Mrs. Peter E. Lind, 69, Moline.
A. W. Grant, 66, Port Byron.
3. Mrs. Nels Rasmussen, 69, Moline.
James Shirkey, infant, Moline.
Johanna E. Miller, 72, Moline.
Rev. W. B. Frazelle, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Charleston, W. Va.
Mrs. John Helfrich, 61, Rock Island.
4. Eugene Papelendum, aged 34, Rock Island.
William T. Schlueter, 89, Rock Island.
5. Theophilus Van Hecke, aged 62, Moline.
Eric E. Ellison, infant, Moline.
Helen Miulcz, infant, Moline.
John F. Brandt, 73, Moline..
Donald Shuda, infant, Moline.
John F. Patterson, 67, Coal Valley.
6. Mrs. Maria Weander, 68, Moline.
Mrs. Ida M. Hunt, 67, Rock Island.
8. Mrs. Stina Stevenson, 83, Bowling.
James Dorman, 50, Rock Island.
Mrs. Belle Bisbee, 42, Rock Island.
9. Mrs. Eliza Foster, 89, Reynolds.
Henry Vabalesky, 11, Rock Island.
Mrs. Catherine Fischer-Sonnenschmidt, formerly of Rock Island, dies in San Diego, Cal.
11. Mrs. Charles Carstens, 54, Rock Island.
Mrs. Frank DeFreese, 46, Rock Island.
12. Mrs. Caroline Crawford, 93, Rock Island.
Merle Sheldon, 5, Milan,
13. Mrs. Frederick Jepperson, Moline.
15. Mrs. Emme Vander Gust, 40, Rock Island.
A. E. Allen, Chicago, formerly of Rock Island.
Emme DeCheemaker, 31, Moline.
S. F. Wood, Pardeevillee, Wis., father of Dr. J. M. Wood, of Moline.
16. William Rund, infant, Rock Island.
17. Edward P. Chandler, native of Rock Island, dies in Denver.
Lyle Peterson, infant, Moline.
Clifford E. Brooks, 23, Moline.
18. Delmar Erickson, infant, Moline.
Mrs. Martha Girton, formerly of Milan, dies in Whitmore, Iowa.
David H. Johnson, 36, Rock Island.
Mrs. Martha E. Odell, 33, Watertown.
Mrs. Isabelle Kuester, 63, Rock Island.
Mrs. David King, 61, Moline.
Vera Christenson, infant, Moline.
19. Antonie Meersman, 34, Moline.
20. Andrew Johanson, aged 93, Rock Island.
William Coopman, aged 37, formerly of Rock Island, dies in St. Louis.
John Cyne, 31, Rock Island.
Mrs. Sophia Krueger, 35, Rock Island.
Lulu Williams, 14, Moline.
George E. Halsey, formerly of Moline, dies in Chicago.
Pehr Allert, infant, Moline.
22. Mrs. David King, Moline.
Mrs. Anna Seastrom, 63, Moline.
Carl S. Miller, 56, Moline.
Mrs. Johanna McMahon, 74, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Chicago.
Mrs. Jonas Bowman, 59, Milan.
Miss Cora Igmire, 40, Aledo.
23. Mrs. A. M. Bates, 55, Barstow.
24. Mrs. Nellie Clauson, 54, Moline.
Frank Schieb, Jr., 15 months, Moline.
25. Mrs. Marie Schoeder, 65, Rock Island.
Rev. A. M. Head, 70, formerly Rock Island, dies in Denver.
26. J. Victor Peterson, 63, Rock Island.
1. Oliver Olson, aged 65, Rock Island.
Sarafine Vande Velde, 45, Joslin,
Paul McElhatton, 10 mouths, Moline.
Irene Barber, 2, Moline.
Charles P. Johnson, 63, Moline.
William J. Pratt, 72, Rock Island.
Rose Mary McDonald, 7 months, Rock Island.
2. Mrs. Amanda Post, 74, Milan.
William R. Ellet, 62, Saunemin.
Jacob Pirmann, 67, Omaha, formerly Moline.
3. Walter E. Daxon, 35, Rock Island.
Bengt Nelson, 75, Moline.
Archiel Ver Hoye, 27, Moline.
Kenneth Murphy, Moline.
John F. Tredman, Moline.
4. Charlotte Emily Kahle, 5 months, Rock Island.
5. R. H. Johnson, 35, Milan.
Mildred Luecke, 3, Moline.
Mrs. James Montgomery, Pasadena, Cal., formerly of Moline.
Mrs. Clara Olson, 71, Moline.
6. George Schaffer, 70, Rock Island.
David Beveridge, formerly Sherrard, dies in Des Moines.
8. George Haage, 66, Milan.
Mrs. George Bertel, formerly of Moline, dies in St Paul at age of 44.
Mrs. Jane Irwin, 87, Rock Island.
William J. McLaughlin, Emerson, Neb. formerly of Milan.
9. Anthony Wenks, 82, Andalusia.
Mrs. Ernest C. Hedder, Rockford, formerly of Rock Island.
10. John W. Anderson, 82, Moline.
11. Mrs. Lydia Petty, 82, Rock Island.
12. Mrs. Elizabeth Yards, 77, Rock Island.
Francis M. Archer, Kansas City, formerly of Rock Island.
William Sanderson, 11 months, Rock Island.
13. Mrs. James M. Ryan, 31, Moline.
Ruby Curtis, 17 months, Moline.
Charles Appel, Silvis.
Clara Peel, 1, Moline.
15. Morris T. Stafford, 74, Rock Island.
Mrs. John Unterkircber, 32, Moline.
Mrs. Carl Wicklund, 34, Moline.
John Ryan, 55, Rock Island.
Miss Mary McCarthy, 27, Rock Island.
Mrs. Mary Duffin, 72, Rock Island.
F. M. Archer, Kansas City, formerly Rock Island.
16. Mrs. Sophia Kuhn, 58, Buffalo Prairie.
Ferdinand Dibborn, Davenport, formerly Moline.
17. W. A. Ebeling, 75, Watertown.
18. Florence English, 20, Rock Island.
Merrit G. Grouch, Los Angeles, formerly Moline.
George W. Parker, 52, Moline.
19. William J. Ibek, 31, Moline.
Mrs. Jennie B. Soper, 64, Moline.
20. Charles Haysbrook, 3 months, Rock Island.
Edward Evans, 22, Rock Island.
22. J. W. Warr, 71, Los Angeles, formerly Moline.
Harry M. Brooks, Detroit, formerly Moline.
George Fernbangh, Elm Creek, Neb., formerly Moline.
Mrs. H. T. McLean, 41, Moline.
Mary Bouten, 6, Rock Island.
23. Mrs. Mary Kale, 78, Rock Island.
Andrew Schoessel, 59, Columbus, Ind., formerly Rock Island.
John Kelly, father of Father J. S. Kelly, of Moline, dies in Ottawa, Ill., at age of 76.
24. Mrs. Mary Seibert, 82, Watertown.
Mrs. Caroline Peterson, 81, Rock Island.
Madeline Van DeWorde, 20 months, Moline.
Mrs. Mary Wiseman, 43, colored, Rock Island.
26. Ruth Kettering, 9, East Moline.
27. Thomas P. Barber, 72, Port Byron.
29. John Alm, 43, Moline.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Mathery, 74, South Rock Island.
30. John Fassnacht, 60, Rock Island.
Williamson M. Cox, former resident of Hampton, 76, dies in Miller, Neb.
2. Mrs. Levi Sandusky, 72, Rock Island.
3. Mrs. Jacob Scherrer, 76, Rock Island.
F. E. Volkmann. 70, Moline.
4. Mrs. Theresa King, 65, South Moline.
Charles Berggren, 20, Moline.
Mrs. Margaret Harcock, 75, Moline.
6. Mrs. Eureka Keller, Drury.
Dale Nixon, 11 months, Rock Island.
Mrs. B. Underwood, 73, Hampton.
7. William Toenges, 25, Rock Island.
Albert G. Ill, 36, Watertown.
John Johnson, 84, Moline
Mrs. Margaret Rode, 38, Coal Valley.
John M. Park, 76, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Berlin, Wis.
Fred Youngberg, 44, Carbon Cliff.
Charles D. Coyne, 58, Rock Island.
John Lundburg, of Woodhull, dies in Rock Island.
9. Andrew Matson, 73, Moline.
10. Albert F. Hollister, 79, Rock Island.
Mrs. Nettie P. Johnson, 75, Moline.
Mrs. Lea Spangler, 36, Preemption.
11. Ralph Garrison, 6 weeks, Rock Island.
Mrs. Esther Barton, Moline.
Daniel F. Johnson, 69, Moline.
12. Max D. Petersen, 65, Davenport
Mrs. Elizabeth Sweet, 59, Rock Island.
Adiel De Volder, 37, East Moline.
Henry Bretemeier, 87, Rock Island.
Daniel Schroeder, 44, Rock Island.
13. Ebenezer H. Ireland, formerly Rock Island, dies at Rio, Ill.
Charles Johnson, 57, Moline.
Edward Zerbe, 24, Moline.
Frank Burger, 59, Rock Island.
Mrs. R. G. Pearce, 79, Rock Island.
Mrs. Mary Jones, 90, Milan.
Hazel Marion, 18 months, Moline.
Mrs. Julia O'Neal, 72, Moline.
Harvey M. Mills, 65, Mercer county, Ill.
14. Walter S. Cox, 41, Rock Island.
Mrs. Andrew Pederson, 80, Rock Island.
O. B. Davis, Moline.
15. D. H. Koester, 73, Sears.
Mrs. Cornelius Duvall, 65, Milan.
Omer Davis, formerly Rock Island, dies in Bellevue, Iowa, at age of 30.
Rev. S. F. Millikan, formerly Moline, dies in Buffalo, N. Y., at age of 89.
16. Mrs. William Renfro, 72, Rock Island.
D. J. Stapleton, 51, Rock Island.
Rev. W. M. Morgan, 50, formerly pastor at Edgewood Baptist church, Rock Island, dies in Rozetta, Warren county.
Jennie Otte, 7 months, Rock Island.
John Anderson, 58, Moline.
Hazel Nelson, Moline.
Fred Hunter, formerly Milan, dies in Mattapan, Mass.
William Everson, 58, Moline.
17. Mrs. Rosena Stengel, 70, Rock Island.
Mrs. Ernest E. Meier, 33, formerly of Moline, dies in St. Paul.
Leopold Staes, 70, Moline.
Frank Wainwright, 44, Zuma.
Mrs. Vada Collier, 28, Port Byron.
Daniel Fennessy, 48, East Moline.
20. John Shoemaker, 61, Moline.
21. James P. Moffat, 52, Rock Island.
22. Charles Merrick, 14, Rock Island.
23. John E. Fleming, 68, Rock Island.
24. D. F. Dunavin, 62, Rock Island.
Henry Taylor, 83, formerly Preemption, died Quinton, Va.
Adolph Ver__gen, 28, Moline.
Mrs. Eugenia DeVoss, 46, Rock Island.
25. Frank Van Horbeke, 54, Rock Island.
26. Mrs. Irma Wert, 34, Rock Island.
27. F. M. Osslnger, 60, Rock Island.
Raphael Whitscher, 16, Rock Island.
29. Mrs. Mary Ellen McCartney, 71, Rural.
30. Ellen La Grange, 19 months, Rock Island.
Arthur Gillette, 57, Woodhull.
1. Mrs. George Hutchinson, 47, Moline.
Ben Hughes, 68, Rock Island.
2. Mrs. Mary O'Riley, 69, Rock Island.
3. Mrs. John McKeag, 80, Sunny Hill.
Mrs. William Parker, Coal Valley.
Mrs. Louise Sanale, 39, Rock Island.
Mrs. Helen Lucas, 49, Rock Island.
4. Bessie Montgomery, 30, Rock Island.
5. Mrs. V. A. Hovey, 28, Rock Island.
Mrs. John Rasibeck, 55, Rock Island.
Mrs. Lydia Lytte, 83, Moline.
6. Marjorie Becker, 6 weeks, Moline.
7. Gertrude Caldwell, 24, Rock Island.
Gus Engman, 3, Moline.
8. S. R. Ryan, 58, Port Byron.
C. E. Youngberg, 62, Moline.
9. Mrs. Mary Lundberg, 71, Rock Island.
Mrs. Nettie McDonald, 53, Rock Island.
John A. Masters, Moline.
10. Maude Foushee, 35, Moline.
Mrs. D. O. Reid, 72, Moline.
Marion Cleaveland, 19, Rock Island.
11. A. F. Lawson, formerly Rock Island, dies in Sugar Grove, Pa.
12. Robert Carlson, 44, Moline.
13. Henry Zies, 47, Rock Island.
Mrs. August Van Soye, 29, Rock Island.
Mrs. D. Y. Allsbrow, 65, Watertown.
Charles J. Engstrom, 40, Moline.
14. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nery Well, Moline.
Ed. Jacobs, 12, and James Jacobs, 10, Rock Island.
15. J. A. Campbell, 46, Rock Island.
Mrs. F. Krueger, Hinckley, Ill., formerly Miss Marie Mennicke of Rock Island.
16. Mrs. Victor Staelens, 53, Rock Island.
Robert Cloudas, 27, Rock Island.
Mrs. A. M. Stapleton, 52, Rock Island.
Henry Swanson, 65, Moline.
18. Hazel P. Tucker, 23, Rock Island.
Mrs. Mae Tubba, 42, native of Cambridge, dies in Omaha, and is buried here.
20. Mrs. Gorge Stannard, 54, Rock Island.
Mrs. M. J. Langhausen, 27, Rock Island.
Franklin Williams, 81, Moline,
Mary Holdorf, 7, Chicago, buried here.
21. Mrs. Ida Caroline Berggren, 30, Moline.
Mrs. John Weaver, 70, East Moline.
Claus Horts, Moline.
Alice Noden, 5, Moline.
22. Mrs. Ruey Buffman, 95, Hampton.
23. Mrs. Elizabeth A. McIlvane, Alhambra, Cal., formerly of Rock Island.
24. Mrs. Joseph Tindall, 67, Rural.
Maurice Arnold, 75, Richmond, Va., formerly of Rock Island.
Mrs. Clara Walker, 57, Silvis.
25. Mrs. Emma Cervin, 82, Rock Island.
Mrs. Hugo R. Stange, 30 Moline.
26. Mrs. June Thompson, 80, Rock Island.
27. W. H. Thackman, 47, Rock Island.
Harry P. Fox, 60, Colfax Springs, Iowa, formerly of Rock Island.
29. John Madlock, colored, 32, Rock Island.
Ed. McDonald, Formerly of Rock Island, dies in Denver.
Edgar Klie, 5 months, Moline.
Mrs. Anna M. Wareham, formerly of Rock Island, aged 72, dies in Davenport.
30. Mrs. Amanda Henderson, 35, Rock Island.
J. M. Robbins, 75, Rock Island.
31. Mrs. Minnie C. Frances McClarren, 49, Moline.
Mrs. Harry L. Meanor, 43, Rock Island.
1. Mrs. John Schwegler, 62, Coetownship.
Oscar Swanson, 22, Moline.
Mrs. Gus Carlson, 20, Rock Island.
3. Jergen Schroeder, 60, Rock Island.
Mrs. Emma Peterson, 36, Moline.
6. A. H. Pollard, 73, Rock Island.
Mrs. Mary A. Lemon, 87, Rock Island.
Frank Miller, 45, Rock Island.
7. Mrs. Harry A. Long, 38, of Rock Island, dies in Denver.
Benoni Benson, 73, Rock Island.
J. A. Johnson, 72, Moline.
William Frey, 61, Rock Island, died in Geneseo.
9. Johnson Potter, 73, Rock Island.
Mathew Frederickson, 73, Rock Island.
Mrs. Alice L. Cooper, Moline.
Peter Olson, Moline.
Jacob Stofft, Calgary, Canada, formerly of Moline.
Dennis McGuire, 55, Rock Island.
Mrs. W. H. Graham, Aledo.
Dr. J. E. Rankin, 46, Watertown.
George VanDuyne, 9, Rock Island.
Mrs. M. Enburg, 22, Rock Island.
10. Christian Einfeldt, 71, Rock Island.
Mrs. Marie Lundstrum, 80, Rock Island.
W. A. Sniffen, 43, Watertown.
11. Clarence Newton, of Rock Island, dies at Watertown.
Andrew Herman, 85, Rock Island.
12. Peter Bergeden, 47, Moline.
14. Mrs. Rella M. Renner, 47, Rock Island.
16. Mrs. Mary Beckman, 73, Moline.
17. Mrs. Mary E. Davis, 40, Moline.
18. Edwin H. Buck, 70, Rock Island.
Mrs. Jessie Bolton, formerly of Moline, dies at Long Beach, Cal.
Howard Lester Moses, 12, native of Rock Island, dies in Monmouth.
19. George E. Renfro, 66 formerly of Rock Island, dies in Columbus, Ind.
20. Mrs. Emma Lena Brox, 36, Rock Island.
21. Charles Swanson, 66, Rock Island.
Mrs. John Johnson, 75, Moline
22. William Camper, 66, Rock Island.
O. J. Anderson, 85, Orion.
23. Mrs. August Barlow, 39, Rock Island.
24. Charles McDonald, formerly of Rock Island, dies at Grand Detour, Ill.
Henry Dorman, 82, Moline.
William A. Steel, 49, Moline.
25. J. H. Cleland, 83, Rock Island.
Mrs. J. H. Cleland, 77, Rock Island.
26. Henry Siemon, 80, Rock Island.
27. John Vancencellious, 18, Moline.
Alvin Sundeen, 35, Moline.
28. H. B. Smith, 58, Buffalo Prairie.
George McNeal, 81, Hampton.
29. Patrick McGuckin, 74, Rock Island.
30. Robert Wright, 3 weeks, Rock Island.
Mrs. George H. Edwards, 67, Rock Island.
1. Henry Wilson, 25, Rock Island.
Charles Hohenberry, 32, Suburban Island.
Olof Peterson, 79, Rock Island.
3. Mrs. Dora Waldman, 44, Rock Island.
Christine Carlson, Moline.
4. Mrs. Emile Gotthardt, Rock Island.
5. Peter Capple, 71, Moline.
7. Miss Ella Betke, 25, Rock Island.
Elinor Raithel, 2 months, Rock Island.
Theodore Mooreland, 49, Rock Island.
Mrs. Margaret Quinn, 83, Rock Island.
8. John Grogan, 66, Rock Island.
Mrs. Tillie Goodkind, formerly Miss Rosenfield of Rock Island, dies in St. Paul.
9. L. Clint Cash, Rock Island.
Charles A. Washburn, 31, East Moline.
10. Clarence Norton, 58, Rock Island.
Miss Mary Slowey, Rock Island.
11. Mamie Tanghe, 6 months, Moline.
12. Mrs. Hannah Kelly, Rock Island.
Mrs. Edward Normoyle, 69, Rock Island.
13. Mrs. George Burte, Rock Island.
Mary Baele, 3 months, Rock Island.
14. John Stark, 44, Moline.
Mrs. Fred Stelk, Moline.
Mrs. George Berge, 31, Moline.
15. Henry Osenburg, 75, Rock Island.
16. I. H. Sears, 93, Davenport.
James McGiley, 90, Rock Island.
John Moore, 50, Rock Island.
Mrs. Samuel Kennedy, 54, Davenport
Moses Frankel, 54, Rock Island.
17. Elizabeth Emeringer, 5, Rock Island.
Michael Miller, 76, Colona.
George Reimers, 61, East Moline.
G. E. Hickman, formerly of Rock Island, dies in San Francisco.
18. Knute Landstrom, 39, Moline.
Dr. S. G. Abbott, 58, Rock Island.
19. George Wittick, 51, Rock Island.
20. Reuben P. Works, 33, colored, Rock Island.
21. Elmore W. Hurst, 64, Rock Island.
Mrs. Anna Sandahl, 28, Moline.
Robert H. Hudson, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Chicago.
22. George H. Moore, 59, formerly of Moline, dies in Omaha.
Carl Gustafson, 81, Moline.
Charles Schuler, 76, Buffalo Prairie.
23. Mrs. William Jackson, 75, Rock Island.
Emil Latham, 13, Moline.
Mrs. Martha Gray, formerly of Moline, dies in Brooklyn, N. Y.
24. Mrs. Katherine McDonald, 80, formerly of Rock Island, dies in San Bernardino, Cal.
Loretta May Oaks, 17, Rock Island.
27. A. H. Haroney, 59, Moline.
28. Peter Heyman, 3, Rock Island.
29. Charles J. Rylander, 48, Hampton. Ralph Roberts, 27, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Barron Wis.
30. T. G. Phillips, 89, Viola.
James McElhatton, 56, Moline.
31. Silas Sprague, 73, Rock Island.
Lars P. Larson, 30, Moline.
Mrs. Mary Verhulst, 34, Moline.
Mrs. Nancy N. Gallino, 81, Rapids City.
Mildred Abramson, 15, Rock Island.
1. Walter Kennedy, 81, Rock Island.
Edith N. Case, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Omaha.
2. Mrs. James G. Brown, 45, Rock Island.
John A. Erickson, 54, Rock Island.
3. Mrs. Christine Robbins, 75, Rock Island.
4. Mrs. Henry Huyvaert, 27, Moline.
5. Mrs. John Wainwright, 65, Zuma.
6. Gus Magnuson, 48, Moline.
7. Christ Paull, 72, Andalusia.
John De Causmaker, 33, Moline.
8. Theodore Truxell, 63, Moline.
Anna Pearson, 33, dies in Chicago, formerly of Rock Island and Moline.
9. Mrs. Lucy Williams, 57, East Moline.
10. Marguerite Scherer, 11, Rock Island.
11. Mrs. Tillie Johnston, 67, Rock Island.
13. Peter Verbeke, 50, Moline.
15. Mrs. Fred Gould, 61, formerly of Moline, dies in Cleybourne, Tex.
16. R. M. Trenaman, 57, formerly of Rock Island, dies in San Diego, Cal.
17. Edwin R. Engblom, 28, Moline.
18. Jerome W. Kleyda, 57, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Bakersfield, Cal.
Hans, Nielsen, 70, Moline.
19. Henry L. Schill, 70, Rock Island, Island.
Mrs. W. B. Samuel, 61, Moline.
20. Albert Sidney, 71, Rock Island.
21. William E. Davis, 22, Rock Island.
22. Mrs. Frank Coppens, 37, Moline.
23. W. W. Cott, 31, Rock Island.
Mrs. Edna Collins, 24, Rock Island.
24. John Weiss, 63, Rock Island.
Mrs. William W. Phares, 74, Moline.
25. W. H. Bartlett, 48, Aledo.
26. Mrs. Mary Henderson, 87, Moline.
27. Jake Walders, 63, Rock Island.
28. Mrs. Michael Kavanaugh, 56, Rock Island.
Mrs. W. W. Cott, 27, Rock Island.
29. William W. Phares, 90, Moline.
30. Mrs. Katherine Talty, 60 Moline.
Mrs. Charles H. Johnson, Moline.
Mrs. Mary Henderson, Moline.
Mrs. E. C. Henline, 46, Hampton.
31. Mrs. Marie Schaab, 86, Rock Island.
Mrs. Susanna Mae Faust, 54, Rock Island.
1. Newton Fifer, 45, Rock Island.
Chester W. Horton, 56, Rock Island.
2. Miss Pearl Larrance, Aledo.
3. Mrs. Katherine Pease, 70, Rock Island.
Peter Fragd, 70 , Cambridge.
W. H. Renfro, formerly of Rock Island, died in Jacksonville, Fla., aged 75.
Mrs. Anna Erickson, 70, Moline.
4. Edward Brasharm, 55, formerly of Rock Island, died in Deadwood, S. D.
5. Mrs. Fred Engle, 59, Coal Valley.
6. R. A. Hasey, Moline.
One-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ferguson.
7. Mrs. Anna B. Brunstrom, 80, Moline.
Gust Newquist, 51, formerly of Moline, dies in Minneapolis.
James Hickey, Moline.
Arthur Mecum, 39, Rock Island.
Mrs. Petres Laursen, Moline.
George Banker, 42, Rock Island.
8. Miss Pauline Bowman, 19, Milan.
Peter E. Iverson, 35, Rock Island.
Elizabeth Greenman, 3, Evanston, buried here.
Mrs. Lizzie A. Winfield, 61, formerly of Milan, dies in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
9. Marie Emma Holtzer, week old, Rock Island.
10. Floy H. Anthony, 4, Rock Island.
Mrs. Genevieve Blanding, 46, Moline.
Rev. Frederick L. Litzrodt, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Burlington.
11. Mrs. Angelina Tubah, 78, Rock Island.
William H. Barsel, 38, Rock Island.
Mrs. Dorset Bloom, 69, Moline.
Sam Scire, 24, Rock Island.
12. Mrs. Dennis McCarthy, 60, Rock Island.
13. Mrs. Howard Upton, 26, East Moline.
Blanche Hayes, 26, Muscatine.
Miss Susie O'Donnell, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Davenport.
Mrs. Julia Ann Bilbery, 63, Moline.
Mrs. Etta Warner Wells, 32, Moline.
Two-year-old son of Morris Leibowitch, Rock Island.
Frank Hughes, 64, Rock Island.
14. Mrs. Charles Abbott, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Muscatine.
E. H. Clark, 78, Mathersville.
15. J. Robert Thornton, 37, Moline.
16. Gustv Blechschmidt, 72, Rock Island.
Carl Bauer, 83, Moline.
Mrs. Emil Peterson, 47, dies in Topeka, formerly of Rock Island.
17. Louis Lenzer, 66, Taylor Ridge.
John Howard Shallene, 14 months, Moline.
Mrs. Nettie Hansen, 63, Moline.
18. Arthur R. Bendt, 5, Rock Island.
Gustave Larson, formerly of Moline, dies in Tyler, Minn.
Mrs. Catherine Raisch, 38, Rock Island.
19. Saunders Peterson, 19, East Moline.
20. George Ryan, 3, Rock Island.
Arvid Westerphal, 3, Moline.
John G. Metcalf, 57, Moline.
21. Miss Hattie Johnson, 32, Moline.
Mynard Taylor, 40, Rock Island.
22. William Wright, 58, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Prague, Okla.
23. Mrs. Elizabeth Austin, 79, Silvis.
24. Otto Johnson, 18 months, Rock Island.
25. David E. Ellison, 65, Moline.
26. L. S. McCabe, 68, Rock Island.
27. B. S. Cable, formerly of Rock Island, killed in Byfield, Mass.
Marshall S. Judd, 57, Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Rock Island.
Mrs. Walter Burgess, 45, Rock Island.
Walter Taylor McBride, infant, Rock Island.
Jeiunare Saeiers, infant, Rock Island.
29. William Cressy, 58, Chicago, formerly of Moline.
30. Mrs. Clara Allars, 40, Rock Island.
1. Mrs. Otto Kohl, 64, Rock Island.
Mrs. Maude M. Passmore, 27, Watertown.
Mrs. Charles Scouten, formerly of Moline, dies in New York.
2. John Sheehan, 28, killed in mine at Ellsville, Ill., buried here.
George W. Clancy, 85, Rock Island.
3. Lavon Washburn, 10, Rock Island.
Charles Anderson, Moline.
4. Mrs. Maria Tunburg, Moline.
5. William H. Oltman, 73, Hampton.
Francis M. Sinnett, 81, Rock Island.
Charles Washburn, 51, formerly of Moline, killed in Washington.
John Heifrich, 63, Rock Island.
Frank Hennigan, 38, East Moline.
Charles J. Anderson, Rock Island.
7. James Joseph Myres, 4 years, Rock Island.
Mrs. Charles R. Kessler, formerly of Moline, dies in Anderson, Ind.
8. Alex McArthur, 64, Aledo.
9. Mrs. Christian Peterson, 69, Moline.
10. William L. Stoit, 60, Rock Island.
William E. Beales, 50, Rock Island.
11. Waneta Nichason, 16 months, Moline.
John B. Roberts, 55, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Utah.
Ethel Nylander, 14, months, Moline.
Mrs. Dalton H. Duncan, 28, Rock Island.
Mrs. Eliza J. Snyder, 61, Rock Island.
Charles Hudston, 52, Rock Island.
12. William Berry, 73, Rock Island.
13. Henry Washburn, 75, Warner, Henry county.
14. Charles Filbert, 68, Zuma.
Ethel Nyland, Moline.
Mrs. Isabelle Searl, 79, Zuma.
Leslie Falk, 9, Moline.
15. Ralph Wilson, 20, Milan.
Dorothy Heitz, 2 months, Rock Island.
J. A. Sieghartner, Rock Island.
Three-year-old daughter of Melivia Sedan, Andalusia.
16. Mrs. Frank Otte, 24, Rock Island.
Hans Jensen, 73, Moline.
17. R. W. Wilson, Milan.
Arthur Edlund, 4, Moline.
18. John Nelson, 60, Moline.
Dr. B. F. Hall, 59, Rock Island, dies in Chicago.
Mrs. Ellen Keeler, 85, Milan.
Richard D. Jones, 65, Colona.
19. Mrs. Jennie Doney, 66, Rock Island.
Mrs. Christina Nelson, 70, Coal Valley.
William H. Kistler, 77, Buffalo Prairie.
Month-old son of Gouet Nougekeotis, East Moline.
20. Hans Jensen, Moline.
C. H. Brunger, 60, Geneseo.
21. Fedinan Hildebrandt, 54, Moline.
22. Calvin Turner, 79, Moline.
23. Roy Underwood, 35, Hampton.
Mrs. Charles L. Flint, 55, Rock Island.
24. Mrs. N. W. Vanderslice, 40, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Davenport.
25. Mrs. Margaret M. Raymond, 35, Rock Island.
26. Wilbert Swanson, 22, Orion.
R. N. Stockhouse, 74, Rock Island.
27. Mrs. Charlotte Ashdown, 84, Hillsdale.
28. Otis Booth, 56, Rock Island.
29. Mrs. Elmore H. Stafford, 29, Rock Island.
Mrs. Swan Peterson, 53, East Moline.
30. Peter Fuhrman, 90, Moline.
31. Henry W. Carse, 74, Rock Island.
1. W. J. Davis, 50, Moline.
Peter E. Johnson, 45, Moline.
2. Victor Vincent, 61, Rock Island.
3. Harry Tuller, 23, Cordova.
Dennis H. Collins, 58, Rock Island.
4. Mathias Simmons, 3 years, Rock Island.
John W. Hunter, 46, Moline.
5. Margaret McQuaid, 21, Milan.
William Witt, 7, Rock Island.
Mrs. Gust Carlson, 29, Moline.
H. E. Casteel, 55, Rock Island.
6. Miss Hannah L. Chrisman, 46, Moline.
Helen E. Thomas, 10 months, Moline.
Mrs. George Colberg, 32, Moline.
7. Joseph Dowdey, 53, Rock Island.
8. Leo Carstens, 21, Moline.
9. Walter Beckwith, 34, Rock Island.
10. William Mathems, 63, Silvis.
John Lane, 48, Moline.
11. Miss Agnes Sexton, 43, Rock Island.
12. Martin Montgomery, 61, Moline.
Mrs. Anna Christine Noreen, 75, Moline.
13. M. E. Lindblom, Moline.
Mrs. Carrin Brostrom, 67, Rock Island.
Diedrick H. Bracker, 68, Hillsdale.
Canton Makuski, 2 months, East Moline.
Miss Ruth Hedman, Moline.
14. William Hintz, 50, Hampton.
15. Mrs. Joseph Huber, 59, Rock Island.
Alice De Rue, 4 months, East Moline.
Mrs. Sarah Dean, 59, Rock Island.
16. Eberhardt Mader, 67, Rock Island.
17. Mrs. Jacob Schrimp, 27, Rock Island.
18. Mrs. Joseph Winter, 92, Rock Island.
Mrs. James Hanna, 83, Rural.
Mrs. J. H. Nessly.
19. Olof Anderson, 34, formerly Moline, dies in Clarence, Iowa.
20. Mrs. John Fleming, 47, Rock Island.
21. Charles Ege, 66, Rock Island.
22. Henry L. Skinner, 35, Sheffield.
E. Fremont Jenks, 50, Moline.
23. James S. Ramsey, 69, Aledo.
Eric Christafson, 66, Moline.
Nixon, Blakely, 50, Milan.
24. Mrs. Anna Wiedenhoeft, 86, Rock Island.
A. M. Bennett, 74, Rock Island.
Clarence Frost, 19, Moline.
25. Walter A. Peterson, former resident here, dies in Quincy.
26. Mrs. August Johnson, 79, Moline.
27. Mrs. Agnes Don, 59, Rock Island.
Mrs. Elmer Nelson, 41, Rock Island.
28. Howad A. Deming, 78, Geneseo.
29. Mary Verstaete, 4, Moline.
Mrs. Harriet Beery, 93, pioneer resident of Moline, dies in Minneapolis.
30. Herman C. Miller, 43, formerly of Zuma township, dies in Hardin, Kan.
1. Mrs. Lucy Luchmann, 65, Rock Island.
2. Rev. John Rogers, Preemption.
3. Henry Rundquist, 71, Moline.
Mrs. Mary Linn, 72, Moline.
Adiel Collins, 5 months, Rock Island.
Mrs. Robert E. Byquist, 21, Rock Island.
Mrs. Kgarste Johnson, 69, Moline.
Theophile Braet, 25, Moline.
4. Mrs. Amelia Boehme, 78, Rock Island.
Mrs. Nellie Graham, 33, Moline.
Charles De Meyer, 5 months, Moline.
Pearl Angeline, 2, Moline.
Basil De Fauw, 30, Rock Island.
5. Mrs. Edward Park, 61, Rock Island.
Mrs. Nicholas Decker, 72, Rock Island.
6. Frank Dufa, 19, Moline.
Mrs. Dan Mack, 73, Preemption.
Mrs. J. C. Blanchflower, 54, Moline.
7. John H. Fisher, 43, East Moline.
Mrs. Katherine Boltz, 87, Moline.
8. Mrs. Margaret McCloskey, 27, Rock Island.
9. Mrs. Albertine Grams, 64, Rock Island.
11. Adam Blackhall, 81, Rock Island.
10. Mrs. J. E. Timmermann, 87, Moline.
12. William H. Garnett, 74, formerly of Rock Island, dies in New York city.
Mrs. Jennie Carey, 44, Moline.
14. Mrs. Margaret Hull, 74, Rock Island.
15. Henry Petersen, 65, Davenport.
John Brittain, 88, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Davenport.
Mrs. Anna Olson, 62, Rock Island.
16. Mrs. Robert Stake, 28, Moline.
17. Otto Burner, 12, Rock Island.
Mrs. Anna Peterson, 83, Moline.
18. Clarissa Hoover, Moline.
Henry Eckerlede, Moline.
19. Mrs. Margaret Ann Pass, 76, Rock Island.
Angelus Gysels, 51, Rock Island.
20. Mrs. John Runge, 53, Rock Island.
21. Marvel H. White, formerly of Moline, dies in Crescent City. Fla.
Mrs. William S. McCrellias, Bettendorf, dies in Rock Island.
Mrs. Elizabeth Whiteside, 83, Zuma.
Bernard McCann, 32, Moline.
Carl H. J. Falk, 50, Rock Island.
Henry Eggert, 50, Rock Island.
Mrs. Mary A. Hammer, 57, Rock Island.
Mrs. G. A. Peterson, 41, Moline.
Mrs. J. S. Anderson, 72, Moline.
22. Herman Neilson, 24, Moline.
Lucy Carter, 9 weeks, Rock Island.
Colbiorn Colbiornsen, 33, Rock Island.
Mrs. W. E. Wichelman, 52, East Moline
23. George Wheelock, 70, Sherrard.
Mrs. George L. Bolton, 73, Moline.
24. William Smith, 6, Rock Island.
William Goldschmidt, 83, Milan.
Mrs. John Weutherick, 31, Rock Island.
Mrs. George Dawson, 70, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Bellingham, Wash.
Albian Hotchkiss, 2, Rock Island.
James B. Walker, 83, formerly of Rock Island, dies in Pasadena, Cal.
Elias Hertzler, Moline.
25. Mrs. Emma J. Nagle, formerly of Rock Island county, dies in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Mrs. Jane Keckroit, 75, Rock Island.
26. Charles Akers, 66, Moline.
27. Mrs. William Sheppard, 77, Hillsdale.
Mrs. Tora Olson, 29, Moline.
Mrs. Ingrid Eckerman, 69, Moline.
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