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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.