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, 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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