Deaths, Jan. 18, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:21 pm
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Baddgor, Jeffrey D., 54, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Blanks, Verdia Mae, 89, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Burrage, Lue Ann, 55, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Carlton, Alice M., 70, Rock Island; Runge, Davenoprt.
Chaney, Maryon, 90, Orlando, Fla.; Esterdahl, Moline.
Doxstader, Harland Theodore "Ted," 81, Macomb, Ill.; Clugston-Tibbitts, Macomb.
Hoffman, Judy, 68, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Holland, Wayne H., 64, of Apple River, Ill.; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Hynes, Barb, 76, Milan; DeRoo, Moline.
Gibson, Marvis, 67, Bettendorf; DeRoo, Moline.
Jackson, Ruthie J., 75, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Jacobs, Jack R., 81, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Kaul, Deb, 63, Franklin, Wis., formerly Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Lee, Gary Dean, 54, Long Grove; Runge, Davenport.
Long, Norma J., 92, Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, formerly Clinton, Iowa; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Mairet, Theresa, 85, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McClanahan, Gerald "Jerry" W., 71, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Mitton, Ruth P., 85, Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Monson, Michael V., 30, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Parish, Dwain P., 57, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Sibley, Virginia Florence, 97, Rock Falls, formerly Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.


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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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