Deaths, April 24, 2013

Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Borota, Philip A., 67, Toulon; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Boyd, Everett F., 81, Colona; Esterdahl, Moline.
Brondyke, Robert D. "Bob," 90, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Brown-Brockmann, Sharon E., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Deahl, Robert L., 89, of Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Greth, Lawrence D., 73, Newton Township; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hill Heuermann, Jean, 59, Ava, Mo.
Johnson, Louis Charles, 54, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Marckese, Thomas Sr., 91, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Schroeder, Lois J., 92, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Shanks, Fletcher W., 98, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Specht, Maxine M., 85, formerly Tampico; Garland, Tampico.


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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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