Deaths, Jan. 27, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Bearce. William Kenneth "Bill" Jr., 72, Rock Island, formerly of Bushnell, Ill.; Clugston-Tibbitts, Macomb, Ill.
Beeth, Walter C., 96, formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Buskirk, Donna, 94, a resident at Lincoln Rehab Center in Decauter, Ill., formerly of Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
DeCrane, Diane S., 62, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Gibson, Barrie, 70, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Johnson, Thaddeus M. Sr., 84, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jones, George T. "Tom," 87, Davenport, formerly of Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Jones, Wayne G., Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of the Quad-Cities area; West-Hurtt, DeSoto, Texas.
Marcussen, Jack O., 88, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Peisch, Patricia L., 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sharar, Donald, 91, Silvis, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
West, Mary B., 88, LeClaire; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.


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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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