Death list for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 5:57 pm
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Bergstrand, Robert Walter "Bob," 92, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Brock, Kenneth Jay Sr., 62, Coral Springs, Fla., formerly Carrier Mills, Ill., and Moline.
Glover, Kenneth A., 71, Donahue; Chambers, Eldridge.
Gordon, Randy K., 61; Tezak's, Joliet, Ill.
Knowles, Evelyn J., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Olson, Lucille A., 80, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Pratt, Bernadene, 92, Neponset; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Siemers, Ronald Leo "Ron," 55, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.

















 



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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.
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