Deaths, March 7, 2013

Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 7:16 pm
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Akers, Velma, 74, Davenport, formerly Flora, Ill.; Weerts, Davenport.
Benson, Mary "Donna," 93, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Christensen, Flora E., 96, Sherrard; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Clement, Barbara Johnson, 82, Apopka, Fla., formerly Moline.
Dickinson, John W. Jr., 90, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gibbs, German, 80, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Higdon, Verna Louise, 56, Corydon, Ind., formerly Illinois; Beanblossom-Cesar, Corydon.
Longley, Glenn, Bonne Terre, Mo.; Moore, Potosi, Mo.
McConnell, Annis V., 94, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
McCutcheon, Lois E., 89, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Mohr, Lorraine Junis, 89, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Morrison, Liliane S., 76, Orion; Schroder, Silvis.
Peterson, Terry Lynn, 54, Moline; Runge, Davenport.
Reveal, Jimmie Jo, 56, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Seys, Dorothy M., 95, rural Coal Valley; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Sheesley, Clinton Miles, 86, Surprise, Ariz., formerly Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Skinner, John R., 87, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Wiley, Michael P., 74, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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