Death list for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Anderson, Ronald Wayne, 78, Dixon, Ill., formerly Rock Island; Preston-Schilling, Dixon.
Arp, Donna R., 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Beck, George H., 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Dreessen, Kenneth J., 88, Amber Ridge, Moline, formerly Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Eddleman, Robert Lavern "Bob," 83, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.
Foley, Bernice A., 92, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Fulton, Bobby D., 66, Maquoketa, Iowa, formerly Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Morrison, Esther, 93, Rock Island; DeRoo, Moline.
Olson, Marilyn J., 79, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Seesland, Alberta L. "Billie," 92, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Telleen, Frank Frederick, 94, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Vance, Vera M., 99, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
VanDerSchaaf, Gladys Irene Wikner, 104, Geneseo, formerly Sioux Falls, S.D.; Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo.


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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