Deaths, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 7:47 pm
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Barnett, Dorothy A., 92, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Dowsett, Raymond D., 80, Aledo; Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.
Friedman, Harry, 81, Bettendorf; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
Koopman, Roger D., 72, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Peterson, Gene E., 86, Moline; Wendt Funeral Home, Moline.
Westgard, Wayne A., 86, Taylor Ridge; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Wolfram, Henrietta "Retta," 89, Davenport; Runge Mortuary and Crematory, 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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