Deaths, April 25, 2013

Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Andress, Thomas P., 67, Rapids City; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Carlson, Raymond, 91, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Daubert, Merlin J., 86, Rock Island; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Davis, Esther L. Garman, 101, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.
Ewoldt, James "Jim" H., 56, DeWitt; Runge, Davenport.
Foss, Susan K., 71, LeClaire; Weerts, Davenport.
Johnson, Robert M. Jr., 65, Taylor Ridge; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Lytton, Julius M., 99, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Means, Betty Jane Reddig, 92, Bettendorf; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Miller, Dorothy M., 97, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Rahn, Rolland W., 93, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stark, Arlo Dean, 81, West Liberty, Iowa, formerly Eldridge; Runge, Davenport.
Tonn, Kenneth Charles, 87, East Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Walker, Ruth M., 72, Sherrard; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Webster, Scott J. Sr., 66, Blue Grass; Trimble, Moline.
Welch, Marilyn Lois, 87, Little York; Turnbull, Monmouth.


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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