Deaths for Monday, July 14, 2014

Posted Online: July 13, 2014, 8:48 pm
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Connell, Eugene E., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Farnsworth, Robert, 80, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Jackson, Rashawn L. Jr., infant son of Rashwan and Donisha Crawford Jackson, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
James, Jack W., 86, formerly of Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Mitchell, Freda M., 89, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Munoz, Marie E. "Mary," 66, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Naber, Janice, 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Severtsgaard, Ronald J., 62, of Apollo Beach, Fla., formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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