Death list for Saturday, March 30, 2013

Posted Online: March 29, 2013, 7:10 pm
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Barnett, Kathleen A., 55, Concord, N.C., formerly Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Bellows, Sylvia, 74, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Boultinghouse John, Marian, 89, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Casey, Emil Dee, 82, Novinger, Mo.; Travis-Noe, Kirksville, Mo.
Ericson, Dorothy B., 90, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Felton, Barb, 80, Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Hall, Virginia F., 93, Silvis, formerly Peoria, Ill.; Rafferty, Moline.
Hanegmon, Elizabeth, 92, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Harker, Holli R., 13, and Jessica E., 11, daughters of Tim and Missy Harker, Sherrard; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Johnson, Robert Lawrence, 92, Rock Island, formerly Galesburg; Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Galesburg.
Jump, Lee Albert, 43, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Neese, Howard Carl I, 90, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Newman, Mark G., 65, Tampico; Garland, Tampico.
Paper, Elmer F., 83, Stockton, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Ryan, Rita, 86, Geneseo; Esterdahl, Moline.
Wiquist, Margaret Clifford, 82, Lathrup Village, Mich., formerly Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Zmuda, Edward J., 91, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.


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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