Death list for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 02, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Allen, Betty, 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Appleton, Ruth, 69, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Johnston, Forrest, 92, Donahue, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Eldridge.
Madsen, Karen, 97, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Meier, Jacqueline A. "Ann," 65, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Rentfro, Robert Monroe, 85, Milan, formerly of Mulkeytown, Ill.; Gilbert, Christopher, Ill.
Schmidt, Edeline, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Schultz, Clarence, 97, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Stieger, Rickey "Rick," 65, Blue Grass; Runge, Davenport.
Vandewostine, Brent W., 60, Henderson, Ill.; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.
Wallace, Franklin Sherwood, 85, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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