Deaths, April 11, 2013

Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Border, Betty J., 89, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Leahy, Sister Ann, 85, Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa; Halligan-McCabe-DeVreis, Davenport.
McMorran, Willard H., 81, formerly of Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Pass, Barbara, 68, Dubuque, Iowa; Schroder, Silvis.
Pogue, Dr. Robert M., 68, Stronghurst, Ill.; Banks & Beals, Stronghurst.
Searles, John M., 97, Davenport; Weerts, 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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