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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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