Deaths, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2012, 10:12 pm
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Foster, Helen E., 87, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Gavin, Evelyn, 78, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport.
Helms, Thomas H., 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Hoffman, JoAnn, 77, Savanna, Ill.; Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Ill.
Jennings, JoAnn M., 81, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Jones, Carl L., 82, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
McNalley, Marjorie S., 97, East Moline; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory Ltd., Moline.
Nordstrom, Robert, 80, Geneseo; Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo.
Pewe, Nadine, 92, Eldridge, Iowa; Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, Iowa.
Raya, Jesus, 51, Moline; Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.
Smith, Mary Lou, 82, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown.
Vanek, Charles J., 80, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Willems, Keith B., 53, New Windsor; Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, Alpha.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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