Deaths for Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 7:21 pm
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Becker, Paul J., 50, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Brown, Mark A., 51, LeClaire; Weerts, Davenport.
Dickey, Philip T., 66, Princeton, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Ekonomos, Theodora "Teddy," 88, Rancho Mirage, Calif., formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Gale, James L., 82, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Herrick, Alberta L., 100, formerly Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Mandle, Linda Lou Radnour, 63, Yorkville, Ill.; Larson-Nelson, Yorkville.
Mills, Alma M., 89, Silvis; Schroder, Colona.
Teel, Nancy Emily, 67, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Thomas, Shirley J., 82, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

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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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