Death list for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Basala, Vicki (Ireland), formerly LeClaire.
Berberich, Timothy L., 47, Davenport, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Fuelling, Nellie, 98, Orion; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Gildersleeve, Joe David, 77, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Harper, Jerome C., 82, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Lambin, Edwin V., 84, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Lawton, George R., 82, Walcott, formerly Davenport; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Riley, Louise M., 85, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Ruggles, Ila M., 97, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Sneath, Ronald L., 58, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Sterritt, Elinor E., 88, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Troutner, Robert, 61, Davenport; Trimble, Moline.


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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