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 Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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