Deaths list, March 15, 2013

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
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Cygan, Josephine M. "Joy," 90, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Erickson, Ruby O., 82, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville.
Hancock, Donald F., 84, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Hendrix, Nina B., 82, Illinois City; Wheelan-Pessly, Milan.
Holst, Albion L. "Albie," 80, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Hughes, Mary Jayne, 89, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Johnson, Arthurlene, 70, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Kernan, Suellen A., 72, Princeton, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Kistler, David L., 81, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Nerdahl, Joan Lois, 83, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Richey, Barbara Creger, 92, Rock Island; Pence-Reese, Newton, Iowa.
Samuelson, Robert W., 75, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Smith, Shirley Mae, 86, Mesa, Ariz., formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Spahr, Jimmie, 80, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Wolff, Sherril J., 63, Davenport; Runge; 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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