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, 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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