Deaths for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted Online: June 06, 2013, 6:40 pm
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Bennett, Dorothy J., 87, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Grohman, Lynn "Jo" Harder, 69, Jacksonville, Fla.
Kelly, Dennis E., 70, Albuquerque, N.M.; Daniels, Albuquerque.
Medema, Donna J., 80, Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan, Prophetstown, formerly Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Motley, Wilbur G., 89, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Murphy, Prudence Dee, 99, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Nusbaum, Robert K., 76, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Patterson Arrington, Maree, 80, Rosewood Care Center, Moline; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Paulson, Daniel S., 49, formerly Moline.
Roby, Fred, 65, Milan; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Simmons, Mark L., 49, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Vandemore, Leona I., 76, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.


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  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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