Gerald McClanahan


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Services for Gerald "Jerry" W. McClanahan, 71, Davenport, are 9:30 a.m., Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to services Monday. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
He died Jan. 16, 2013, at Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf.
Surviving are his wife, Judith; children, Gary, Geneseo, Sandra Lyons, Maquoketa, Iowa, Robert, Trenton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, including Maureen Keller, Davenport.














 



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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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