Deaths, March 16, 2013

Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm
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Anders, Marian L. Wilkinson, Austin, Texas, formerly of Moline; Cook-Walden/Capital Parks, Pflugerville, Texas.
Baltzer, William, 97, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Barnard-Borst, Vivian Louise, 95, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Bottoni, Helen G., 91, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Custer, Kenneth Hardman, 70, Pollocksville, N.C.
Davis, Cyril Preston, 81, Colona; VanHoe, East Moline.
Franco, Manuel J., 98, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Laleman, Brent Thomas, 46, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly Orion; Coral Ridge, Cape Coral.
MacDonald-Ryan, Helen P., 95, of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McFadden-Barker, Ethel, 71, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Schultz, John Hugo, 79, Cedar City, Utah; Southern Nevada, Caliente, Nev.
Tollerud, James Harry, 76, Coal Valley; Schroder, Silvis.
VanWassenhove, Mark E., 57, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Vincent, Rosanna "Rosie" Reynolds, 79, formerly of Rock Island and Viola, and Las Vegas, Nev.; Trimble, Moline.
Woodworth, Sharon R., 63, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.


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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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