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, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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