Deaths for Monday, April 29, 2013


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Posted Online: April 28, 2013, 6:22 pm
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Bethell, Gertrude, 92, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Bush, Patricia McCarthy, 80, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Davison, Donald, 88, New Boston; Dennison, Aledo.
Johnson, Carl, 88, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Kaczinski, Vincent "Vince," 77, Long Grove; Chambers, Eldridge.
Marchand, Debra Joan, 56, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Matheson, Donna N., 84, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Slach, Donald Edward, 92, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Tufts, Robert A., 84, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.

















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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