Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Alava, Leonida R., 80, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Griffin, La Verne W. , 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gustafson, Catherine F., 84, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hillyer, William L., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoffman, Erline, 90, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Horeth, Scott H., 69, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hovey, Doris M., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers Shebesta, Beatrice "Bea," 101, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Turner, Kenneth, 96, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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