Death list for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2012, 5:22 pm
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DeWitte, Alice E., 101, Silvis, formerly Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Hecht, Mary Jane, 94, West Burlington, Iowa, formerly Moline; Prugh, Burlington, Iowa.
Hunter, Jon B., 66, Rock Island; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Klinetop, Helen M., 95, Oak Brook, Ill., formerly Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Lessard, Helen, 75, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Long, Dorothy B., 82, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Manche, Leah Francene, 28, East Moline; Runge, Davenport.
Moyers, Donna Bell, 79, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Newman, Howard F., 89, Hillcrest Home, Geneseo, formerly Annawan and Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Newton, Winifred Combs, 86, Olney, Ill., formerly Alpha; Summers-Kistler, Olney.
Reynolds, Dorothy E., 63, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Vyhnak, Norma J., 80, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Wiggins, Scott S., 54, Rifle, Colo., formerly the Quad-Cities; Carson, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Youngquist, DoLores L., 81, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.

















 



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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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