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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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