Death list for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Anderson, Ronald Wayne, 78, Dixon, Ill., formerly Rock Island; Preston-Schilling, Dixon.
Arp, Donna R., 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Beck, George H., 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Dreessen, Kenneth J., 88, Amber Ridge, Moline, formerly Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Eddleman, Robert Lavern "Bob," 83, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.
Foley, Bernice A., 92, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Fulton, Bobby D., 66, Maquoketa, Iowa, formerly Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Morrison, Esther, 93, Rock Island; DeRoo, Moline.
Olson, Marilyn J., 79, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Seesland, Alberta L. "Billie," 92, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Telleen, Frank Frederick, 94, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Vance, Vera M., 99, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
VanDerSchaaf, Gladys Irene Wikner, 104, Geneseo, formerly Sioux Falls, S.D.; Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  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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