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.


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  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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