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Miscellaneous News Stories


Charles Dickens should be in Moline soon after Christmas. He expects to eat his Christmas dinner in Chicago with Henry Irving, the English actor. There is very little time left for Moline people to do the courteous thing for their dead guest, Francis Jeffrey Dickens, before his live brother arrives. The favorable impression created when we turned out to the of the [sic] son of the eminent novelist, dying so far from home. - Moline Dispatch  [Davenport Weekly Tribune, Thurs., Dec. 1, 1887, pg.4 - Sub. by C. Horton]

The following real estate transfer was recorded today: Margaret Schultz to Henry Suttig, the south 15 acres of the West half of the northwest corner of section 28 township 16 range 5 west of the 4th p.m. for the consideration of $200. [Tri-City Star (Davenport) Friday, September 23, 1904 - Sub by C. Horton]

A large number of emigrants are preparing to leave Rock Island and vicinity, this spring for Kansas.
They go out with Mr. Mallory, one of the earlier settlers of the Territory, and a well-known Free State man.
[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) March 27 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Moline, IL Feb. 22, 1864
George Bennett,
Mary J. Boyle
Mrs. Johnsburg
Sarah Merritt
John O' Keefe
Mary Stromberg
M .C. Town
Nathan Vandeusen
Persons calling for the above will please say Advertised

Augustana college at Rock Island, Ill. has received $10,000 for general support from Frederick Weyerhauser of St. Paul. [The Aitkin Age (Aitkin, Aitkin, MN), January 2, 1906, page 2]



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