Deaths, March 18, 2014

Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Anderson, Gustav "Gus," 96, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Calkins, Beverly J. "Bev,", 71, Maple Grove, Minn.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Callahan, Edward H., Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Clark, Morlan D., 79, Fulton, formerly of Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Clow, Albert F., 84, of Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Corlett, Mary E., 71, Viola; Dennison, Viola.
Delles, M. Prim, 56, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Dobers Begley, Betty Jean, Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Erie and Morrison.
Earnest, J. Brian, Fort Mill, S.C; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Johnson, Ruth M., 91, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Konrad, Sherrill L., 67, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Kraklio, Edward, 85, Walcott; Runge, Davenport.
Miller, Dennis H., 78, Milan; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Osborne, Glenn I., 86, Bettendorf; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Potter, Dwayne E., 61, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Rosenquist, James H., 85, formerly of Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Springer, Daniel, 72, Seaton; Speer, Aledo.
Voelliger, Gerald A. Sr., 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Weeks, Ilomay M., 86, Moline; Wendt, Moline


Local events heading

  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.

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