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, 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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