Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Alava, Leonida R., 80, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Griffin, La Verne W. , 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gustafson, Catherine F., 84, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hillyer, William L., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoffman, Erline, 90, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Horeth, Scott H., 69, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hovey, Doris M., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers Shebesta, Beatrice "Bea," 101, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Turner, Kenneth, 96, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.


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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