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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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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