Funerals, March 16, 2013

Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm
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Adams, Carlene D., 86, Viola; 10 a.m., St. John's Catholic, Viola.
Butler, Mary Catherine, 91, Davenport; 11:15 a.m., Kahl Home Chapel, Davenport.
Gibson, David C. "Dave," 51, Kewanee; 2 p.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Gonyier, Harold D. Jr., 50, Davenport; noon, home of his sister, Cindy Wells, Port Byron.
Hines, Betty J., 84, Milan, Mo., formerly Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Milton, Elizabeth "Miss Ann," 62, East Moline; noon, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, East Moline.
Ovens, Brynn "Boo" Olivia, 17 months, East Moline; 5:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Walline, Michael A., 65, Cambridge; 2 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.


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  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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