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 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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