Deaths, Nov. 25, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
DeWitte, Evelyn DeWitte, 91 formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Gajeski, Donna Jean, 66, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Greer, Wanda, 74, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary, 65, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Meyers, Gordon D., 97, Davenport and Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.
Murphy, James W., 64, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Richards, Elmer "Rick," 76, Festus, Mo., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Mahn, Festus.
Ruddy, Douglas H. Sr., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wegener, Christopher, 63, Walcott; Runge, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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