Deaths, April 24, 2013

Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Borota, Philip A., 67, Toulon; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Boyd, Everett F., 81, Colona; Esterdahl, Moline.
Brondyke, Robert D. "Bob," 90, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Brown-Brockmann, Sharon E., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Deahl, Robert L., 89, of Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Greth, Lawrence D., 73, Newton Township; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hill Heuermann, Jean, 59, Ava, Mo.
Johnson, Louis Charles, 54, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Marckese, Thomas Sr., 91, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Schroeder, Lois J., 92, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Shanks, Fletcher W., 98, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Specht, Maxine M., 85, formerly Tampico; Garland, Tampico.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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