Deaths, May 10, 2013


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Posted Online: May 09, 2013, 6:28 pm
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Jacobsen, Floyd R., 79, of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Kitzman, Ronald E. Sr., 89, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Matelski, Betty D., 85, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
O'Hara, Patricia R., 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Robinson, Lela F., 98, Kewanee; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Rochau, Sandra M. Barton, 74, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Scheib, Virgil, 84, Rock Island; DeRoo, Moline.
Schroeder, Cynthia M., 52, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Suess, John F. Jr., 88, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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