Mark A. Brown, 51, of LeClaire, died April 28, 2013, at his home. Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian, LeClaire, with visitation from noon to services. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family. Survivors include his wife, Susan Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Jacob Graves; mother, Helen Brown; brothers, Terry (Sue), Michael (Pam), Robert (Bev), and Milo Fred (Mary); and sister, Patricia Fisher. He was preceded in death by his father, Milo Brown, and a sister, Debra Pruett.
Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance. 1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.