Deaths for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted Online: April 08, 2014, 9:16 pm
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Isbell, Michael, 59, Dallas, Texas, formerly of Moline.
Lamphier, Robert W., 52, rural Princeton, Iowa; Chambers, Eldridge.
Loter, Margaret A., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Martin, Charlotte L., 97, Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada; Piercy's-Mount Washington, Courtenay, British Columbia.
McDaniel, Deborah K., 63, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Robinson, Rose M., 97, formerly of Hampton; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Schubert, Constance "Connie" L., 61, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Studer, Bernice, 96, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Usrey, Grady C., 67, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Vetter, Alan, 60, Rock Island; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.
Wakula, Roman, 90, Silvis; DeRoo, Moline.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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