Death list for Monday, April 1, 2013

Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 8:39 pm
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Hammond, Rory, 60, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Lauer, Mary G., 90, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Murphy, Donald H., 79, East Moline, formerly of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Shelton, Patsy, 68, East Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Starner, Lester Vernon, 84, formerly of Moline; Church-Archer-Pasley, Liberty, Mo.
VanOteghen, Dr. Sharon Lea, 74, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of the Quad-Cities; Van Hoe, East Moline.
White, Lorraine, 85, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.


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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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