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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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