Lawrence B. Hawley, 73, of Peoria, Ill., died on Nov. 19, 2012, at Heartland Care Center, Peoria. He was cremated at Simon Mortuary, Peoria. There were no services. A Mass will be offered 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Family will greet visitors after Mass. Surviving are his wife, Janet; daughter, Rebecca, Washington state; son, Mark, Rockford, Ill.; two grandchildren; brothers, Steven, Davenport, Ronald, Bettendorf; sister, Tena Polton, Davenport; and several nieces and nephews.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.