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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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