Death list for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 03, 2013, 4:41 pm
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Brooks, Elden E., 89, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Buller, Denzil, 84, LeClaire; Runge, Davenport.
Goodman, C.June, 86, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Hicks, Lavell, 62, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Inman, Troy C. Jr., 72, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Jackson, Samuel, 78, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Johnson, Jane E., 95, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Scott, Billie R., 83, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Stewart, Lyle J., 84, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Trich, Ruby L., 91, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.


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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