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, 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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