Deaths for April 28, 2013

Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 8:01 pm
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Anderson, John, 84, and Angelina, 82, Fort Myers, Fla.
Buck, Owen "Stan," 58, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Dasso, Betty J. Driskell, 69, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Diederich, Eugene T. "Gene," Diederich, 88, Carbon Cliff; Esterdahl, Moline.
Garrison, Gerald, 73, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Grafton, Donald, 73, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Kannenberg, Michael F., 67, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Malone, Clyde L. "Pat," 92, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Morrison, Ann M., 67, Aledo; Bewley, Aledo.
Velando, Ricardo M., 68, LeClaire; Trimble, Moline.


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  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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