Death list for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Bolet, Guillermo A., 96, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Campbell, Valerie V., 56, Moline; Orr's, Rock Island.
Christensen, Rita L., 85, Ottawa, Ill.; Ottawa, Ottawa.
Drovesky, William E. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Edmunds, Ralph, 88, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Gravert, Dorothy I., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Gray, Timothy J., 62, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Logas, Rita J., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Meyer, Shellye Jean Arntzen, 51, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Relander, Emma Lee, 84, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Verkler, Patricia L., 58, Walcott; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Wendel, Rosemary Linn, 85, Winnetka, Calif., formerly Silvis.
Wilcox, Raymond J., 91, Silvis, formerly Marion, Kan.; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Zwicker, Harold C., 93, Preemption; Trimble, Coal Valley.


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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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