Death list for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Bessee, Margaret "Peggy," 67, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Blanche, Robert J., 88, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Burrill, Judith E., 68, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Clement, Eugene Lee, Longwood, Fla.; Baldwin-Fairchild, Orlando, Fla.
Cullinan, Thomas J. Sr., 90, Albany; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Durr, Linda L., 65, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Faust, Helen, 62, Rock Island; Weerts, Davenport.
Lessman, Laura M., 100, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Nelson, Beverly, 82, Viola; Speer, Aledo.
Newnam, Marilyn J., 80, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Perreault, Arthur E. Sr., 82, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Petersen, Clifton Andrew, 85, Davenport, formerly Bellevue, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Robinson, Walter A., 89, Seattle, Wash., formerly Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Siebke, Joyce, 89, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Speidel, Richard E. Sr., 75, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.


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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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