Deaths for Friday, April 11, 2014

Posted Online: April 10, 2014, 8:35 pm
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Ardapple, James A., 98, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Bost, David Corgan, 43, St. Charles, Ill.; Yurs, Geneva, Ill.
DeMeyer, Grace C., 94, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Downey, Elizabeth A. "Midge," 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Francis, Wanda L., 68, Lyndon; McDonald, Prophetstown.
Kistenmacher, Lois M., 91, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Laity, Helen, 100, Milan, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Misfeldt, Sharon K., 59, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Olson, Carrie Elaine, 29, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Royal, Deborah L., 62, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Sharp, Harold "Henry" "Bud" I., 78, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Stewart, Clifford R., 82, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Weber, Elizabeth "Beth" A., 50, Rock Island; Esterdahl, 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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