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.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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