Deaths, Jan. 28, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 7:38 pm
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Benson, Henry E., 83, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Blumer, Francis D. "Dean," 71, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Bolt, Richard L., 73, Swedona; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Gende, Robert, 78, Carlyle, Ill.; Rafferty, Moline.
Henry, Ellen L., 80, Geneseo, formerly of Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Miller, Agnes F., 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Schafer, Diane L., 70, Rock Island; Esterdahl, 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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