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 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.

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