Death list for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 02, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Allen, Betty, 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Appleton, Ruth, 69, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Johnston, Forrest, 92, Donahue, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Eldridge.
Madsen, Karen, 97, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Meier, Jacqueline A. "Ann," 65, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Rentfro, Robert Monroe, 85, Milan, formerly of Mulkeytown, Ill.; Gilbert, Christopher, Ill.
Schmidt, Edeline, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Schultz, Clarence, 97, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Stieger, Rickey "Rick," 65, Blue Grass; Runge, Davenport.
Vandewostine, Brent W., 60, Henderson, Ill.; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.
Wallace, Franklin Sherwood, 85, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  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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