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 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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