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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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