Deaths, April 25, 2013

Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Andress, Thomas P., 67, Rapids City; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Carlson, Raymond, 91, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Daubert, Merlin J., 86, Rock Island; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Davis, Esther L. Garman, 101, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.
Ewoldt, James "Jim" H., 56, DeWitt; Runge, Davenport.
Foss, Susan K., 71, LeClaire; Weerts, Davenport.
Johnson, Robert M. Jr., 65, Taylor Ridge; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Lytton, Julius M., 99, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Means, Betty Jane Reddig, 92, Bettendorf; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Miller, Dorothy M., 97, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Rahn, Rolland W., 93, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stark, Arlo Dean, 81, West Liberty, Iowa, formerly Eldridge; Runge, Davenport.
Tonn, Kenneth Charles, 87, East Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Walker, Ruth M., 72, Sherrard; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Webster, Scott J. Sr., 66, Blue Grass; Trimble, Moline.
Welch, Marilyn Lois, 87, Little York; Turnbull, Monmouth.


Local events heading

  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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