Deaths, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2011, 6:35 pm
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Ash, Lawrence Roger, 100, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.

Beckman, Judith "Judy" A., 71, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.

Bergthold, Martha Jane, 90, Joliet, Ill., formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.

Bettis, Larry E., 64, Moline; Wendt, Moline.

Brown, Douglas R., 64, West Des Moines, Iowa; McLaren's, West Des Moines.

Buckrop, Roy L., 88, Moline; Wendt, Moline.

Burnette, Linda S., 61, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.

Campbell, Brian K., 54, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.

Carlson, A. Harold, 94, Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo, formerly of Taylor Ridge; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.

Ewers, Marjorie, 91, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.

Fernald, Mildred E. "Mickey," 99, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.

Fulton, Alice, 89, formerly of Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.

Jansen, Ernest "Ernie," A., 80, Cheraw, S.C., formerly of the Davenport area; Weerts, Davenport.

Knapp, Dorothy A., 86, Morton, Ill., formerly of Erie; Knapp-Johnson, Morton.

Licata, Anthony P. "Tony" 58, of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.

Marcussen, Sara "Jane," Moline; Rafferty, Moline.

McGonigle, Zachary T., 30, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.

Pate, William C., 87, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.

Rafert, Margaret Dorothy "Dot" Speicher, 88, Naperville, formerly of Rock Island; Friedrich-Jones, Naperville.

Riley, Marjorie M. "Midge," 83, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.

Swanson, Bonnie K., 70, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.

Wainwright, Lori Kym, 51, Hillsdale; Gibson, Port Byron.

Whalen, James R., 69, Davenport, formerly of Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.


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

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