Deaths, Jan. 3, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Allison, Jillane K., 60, Carbondale, Ill.; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Anderson, Martha M., 89, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Appleman, John "Tony," 52, Baton Rouge, La., formerly Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Barnes, Gevernia M., 81, Springfield, Ohio, formerly Bettendorf.
Belser, Mildred F., 104, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Caldwell, Violet A., 76, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Campbell, Bryce Allen, 15, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Cooper, Mearlene, 77, Hampton; Wendt, Moline.
Crawford, Peggy E., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
DeMay, Marjorie L., 88, Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Esslinger, Hal H., 58, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Farwell, Tina Mae, 67, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Hampton, Mary F., 95, Colona, formerly of Toulon; Toulon, Toulon.
Jamison, Robert A., 63, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Johnson, Rev. Wayne L., 93, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Lampkin, Oddie, 78, Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of the Quad Cities; Foston, Clarksville.
Lawrence, Margret E., 82, Coal Valley; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Mayhew, Mabel, 91, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
McKenna McKinney, Kathryn M., 94, Prophetstown; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Morel, Gene G., 74, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Nichols, Jeneane "J" Pearl, Atwater, Calif., formerly Rock Island.
Ochkie, Rita, 67, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Parker, Mary A., 82, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Payne, Robert "Bob" C., 60, Edgington, formerly Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Perry, Claudia, 68, Orion; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Vargas, Lucy, 82, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Williams, Edith, 82, Coal Valley; Trimble, Coal Valley.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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