Death list for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Barringer, Georgine Florance, 47, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Collins, Margaret R., 96, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Curry, John H., 59, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
DeLoose, Dalene, 79, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Goodall, John F., 92, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Moore, Gary, 59, Rapids City; Esterdahl, Moline.
Murray, Rita E., 96, of Rock Island, Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Podhirny, William, 56, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Rathje, Wanda Lois, 93, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers, Father Michael Joseph, 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sauer, Bobbie P., 68, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Schwarz, Sharon Lynn, 63, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Weaver Etzel, Marguerite "Peg" Lucille, 95, Red Wing, Minn., formerly Moline; Mahn, Red Wing.


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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