Deaths, Nov. 16, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:37 pm
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Anderson, Shirley, S., 78, rural Lisbon, Ill.; Fruland, Morris, Ill.
Brady, Ingeborg Mary Catherine Peterson, 97, Kent, Wash.; Edline & Yahn Covington, Kent.
Daniels, William "Bill" M., 52, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
DeCoster, Mary Kay, 79, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Fox, Frances L., 95, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Nicola, Bernadine J., 93, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sheckles, Hazel, 93, formerly of Keithsburg; Dennison, Aledo.
Stone, John W., 75, Rockford, Ill., formerly Moline; Sunset, Machesney Park, Ill.
Tillman, Tomi Jean Musch, 63, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Vesey, Clayton Sr., 84, Rock Island; Weerts, 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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