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.


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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