Funearls today, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Averill, William T. "Ted," 83, Rock Island; 1:30 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Carnes, Naomi Gail, 68, rural Griggsville, Ill.; 10 a.m., Niebur, Pittsfield, Ill.
Jefferson, Al, 77, Rock Island; National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island).
Lopez, Gilbert T. "Gil," 80, Silvis; 10 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic, Silvis.
Nusbaum, David Bruce, 65, Eldridge; 11 a.m., Chambers, Eldridge.
Wagenecht, Leslie R., 52, Morrison; 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Lutheran, Morrison.
Watson, Ireta E., 80, formerly Moline and Coal Valley; 2 p.m., Trimble, Moline.


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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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