Death list for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Baker, Ivan, 93, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Clark, John, 81, Eldridge; Runge, Davenport.
Disney, Ronald H. "Diz," 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Holcomb, Russell E. "Russ," 71, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hunsaker, Roy C., 56, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Johnson, Christine A., 62, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Johnson, Robert "Bob" E., 84, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Kroeger, Kevin A., 58, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Lingafelter, Floy, 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Newton, Laura Lynn, 54, Effingham, Ill.; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Reed, Dewey R., 88, Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Robinson, Charles Henry, 75, Monmouth; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Ryker, Russell S., 87, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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