Death list for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Albrecht, Werner K., 88, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Andrews, Connie Lea, 65, Clinton, Iowa; Lemke, Clinton.
Boardman, William A. "Bill," 63, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Dismer, Fred C. Jr., 82, Bettendorf; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Hickey, Pearl Ackerman, 94, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Knaggs, Monica A., 74, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McFate, Shaun Michael, 35, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Pratt, Daniel M., 52, Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Stutt, Robert Carl "Bob," 79, Davenport; Chambers, Eldridge.
Tebrugge, Karin Lynn Crew, San Antonio, Texas, formerly Moline.
Williams, Robert E., 91, Bettendorf, formerly East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


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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