Jack R. Jacobs, 81, of Milan, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Jack was born on May 22, 1931, in New Boston, a son of Cyrus and Ruby Pouder Jacobs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked at John Deere, then the city of Rock Island and lastly as a maintenance man at Oak Grove Trailer Park. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching the birds and squirrels at home. Surviving are his daughters, Penny Moskaloff and Lynn Jacobs, both of Milan; grandchildren, Jeremy Moskaloff, Matthew Jacobs and Mark, Mellissa and Molly Munson; great-grandson, Gabriel Moskaloff; two brothers, Fred Jacobs, Coal Valley, and William Pouder, Milan; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Arthur Jacobs; and one sister, Dorothy McElroy. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.