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.


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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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