Death list for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Bolet, Guillermo A., 96, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Campbell, Valerie V., 56, Moline; Orr's, Rock Island.
Christensen, Rita L., 85, Ottawa, Ill.; Ottawa, Ottawa.
Drovesky, William E. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Edmunds, Ralph, 88, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Gravert, Dorothy I., 93, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Gray, Timothy J., 62, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Logas, Rita J., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Meyer, Shellye Jean Arntzen, 51, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Relander, Emma Lee, 84, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Verkler, Patricia L., 58, Walcott; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Wendel, Rosemary Linn, 85, Winnetka, Calif., formerly Silvis.
Wilcox, Raymond J., 91, Silvis, formerly Marion, Kan.; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Zwicker, Harold C., 93, Preemption; Trimble, Coal Valley.


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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