Death list for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:51 pm
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Berry, Wayne A., 91, Rock Island; Runge, Davenport.
Colvin, Janet L., 66, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Cone, Wayne, 82, New Boston; Speer, Aledo.
Cross-Williams, Norma L., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Johnson, William Edward "Porter Bill," 69, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Moller, John, 73, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Odean, Robert L., 86, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Ramirez, George, 72, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Rieke, Edith Marie, 82, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Riley, Walter Raymond, 85, formerly Port Byron; Abel, Phoenix, Ariz.
Stoner, Gertrude "Bobbie," 77, Davenport, formerly DeWitt, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Ziemer, Bill, 67, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.

















 



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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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