Deaths, May 10, 2013

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.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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