Death list for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Barlow, Veryl H., 83, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Colmer, Joe L., 95, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Douglas, Alice M., 85, Bettendorf, formerly of Moline; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries.
Gau, Jean P., 77, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Hendrickson, Ted, Charles, 71, Tucson, Ariz. ; Adair, Tucson.
Johnson, Mary F., 74, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Marr, Galen Russell, 69, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Mlekush, Shirley A. Newberry, 77, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Sieben, Lois V., 96, Geneseo; Stackhouse-Moore.
Snyder, Ward "Ken," 67, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Swanson, The Rev. H.R. Erwin, 89, Madison, Wis., formerly of Bettendorf; Gunderson, Madison.
Viscioni, Louis, 99, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Williams, Arthur F., 85, Andalusia; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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