Death list for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 5:22 pm
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Blosser, Ruth E., 73, Tampico; Garland, Tampico.
Daniels, Elizabeth "Betty," 81, formerly the Quad-Cities area; Boles, Southern Pines, N.C.
Davis, Vivian, 89, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.
Emmert, David L., 74, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Martens, Dorothy "Dede," 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
McMorran, Marvin L., 88, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Nelson, George B. Jr., 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Thomas, June E., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Winkelman, Elizabeth "Betty," 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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