John Patrick Cassidy, Davenport, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Genesis, East, Davenport. Services are noon Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf, with visitation at 9 a.m. Burial is at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Arrangements are by Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Surviving are his wife, Norma; children, Kristyn Tjaden, Bettendorf, Sean, Darnestown, Md., Bridgitt Pauly, Megan Crider, Margaret Mysogland, Cincinnati, Kathryn Rhinehart, Chicago, Molly Petersen, Aurora, Ill., Matthew, Texas; 26 grandchildren; three sisters.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.