Deaths, March 31, 2013

Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:42 pm
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Barnes, Gevernia Schachel, 81, Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Bettendorf; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Bizarri, Natalie Jean, 87, Coal Valley; Schroder, Silvis.
Davis, Bonnie Lous, 58, Milan; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Haedrich, Alida "Lillian," 93, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mack, George D., 91, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Morrison, Dr. Donald E., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Petersen, Jerris G. "Jerry," 80, Donahue; Chambers, Eldridge.
Springer, Grace E., 92, Silvis; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Tucker, Beverly J., 84, Moline; Wendt, Moline.


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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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