Death list for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Bartholomew, Gordon "Bart," 82, Sun City, Ariz., formerly East Moline.
Brown, Bonnie J., 70, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Carlson, Julie L., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Claerhout, Susan Jane, 66, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Desert Hills, Scottsdale.
Clarke, Wanda, 88, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Kelly, Gracie K., 76, Davenport; Orr's, Rock Island.
Lindberg, Bonnie R., 85, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Newman, Herbert J., 67, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
O'Brien, David B., 44, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Osborn, Martin S., 74, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Stork, Patrick Charles, 48, Bancroft, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Strupp, Earl L., 93, Ridgecrest, Davenport, formerly Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Tomlinson, Susie E., 98, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Wetzell, Lois J., 76, Rock Falls; Garland, Tampico.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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