Death list for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 5:22 pm
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Blosser, Ruth E., 73, Tampico; Garland, Tampico.
Daniels, Elizabeth "Betty," 81, formerly the Quad-Cities area; Boles, Southern Pines, N.C.
Davis, Vivian, 89, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.
Emmert, David L., 74, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Martens, Dorothy "Dede," 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
McMorran, Marvin L., 88, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Nelson, George B. Jr., 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Thomas, June E., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Winkelman, Elizabeth "Betty," 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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