Services for Frank Martinez Jr., 68, of Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif., are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, with visitation 4 p.m. to services. Cremation will be accorded following services. Inurnment is 11 a.m. Thursday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island; meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. He died May 5, 2013, at Genesis East, Davenport. Surviving are his wife, Rachael; children, Wadia Martinez, Cassandra Locher, Ramon, Yolanda Gonzalez; 11 grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters.
Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once. 1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed. 1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France. 1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion. 1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. 1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.