Deaths, Nov. 15, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Culbertson, Gertrud, 94, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
De Smet, Richard Lee "Dick," 78, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Ducey, Doris M., 97, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Hendrickson, Steve, 60, Greeneville, Tenn.; Doughty-Stevens, Greeneville.
Hatler, Jerry Wayne, 82, Batesville, Ark.; Willis, Batesville.
Jones, Belinda, 61, Davenport, formerly Chicago; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Knox-Frank, Margaret E., 96, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Madsen, John Sr., Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Miller, Rhonda, 62, Viola; Dennison, Viola.
Roberts, Lillie M., 87, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Tague, Vivian B., 100, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.


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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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