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.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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