Deaths, Nov. 25, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
DeWitte, Evelyn DeWitte, 91 formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Gajeski, Donna Jean, 66, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Greer, Wanda, 74, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary, 65, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Meyers, Gordon D., 97, Davenport and Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.
Murphy, James W., 64, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Richards, Elmer "Rick," 76, Festus, Mo., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Mahn, Festus.
Ruddy, Douglas H. Sr., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wegener, Christopher, 63, Walcott; 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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