Death list for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 12, 2013, 7:28 pm
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Anderson, Everett 'Lefty,' 95, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Atchison, Alice L, 96, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Boomershine, Daniel L., 72, East Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Brown, Michael A., 62, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Brown, Willard, 65, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Chaney, Judy L., 60, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Exline, Larry Dwayne, 69, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Frank, Lyle S., 94, formerly of Tampico; McDonald, Prophetstown.
Hilligoss, Kathryn Isabel, 91, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Lee, Jeffie J., 73, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Schmidt, Jordan, 15, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Williams, Gerald G. "Jerry," 84, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Zemelka, Dr. Wayne, 77, Bettendorf; 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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