Funerals, May 9, 2013

Posted Online: May 08, 2013, 7:03 pm
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Cooney, Dorothy, 91, Davenport; 5 p.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Graham, Kenneth L., 76, Clinton, Iowa, formerly Fulton; 1:30 p.m., Fenton United Methodist.
Grchan, Phillip, 53, Moline; 7 p.m., Wendt, Moline.
Houzenga, Michael "Houzer" J., 43, Chadwick, Ill.; 10 a.m., Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa.
Marshall, Robert, 79, Long Grove; 10:30 a.m., St. Ann's, Long Grove.
Passig, Harold "Butch" W. Jr., 73, Davenport; 2:30 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Purcell, Patricia A., 79, East Moline; 11 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Rieker, Donald M., 63, Carol Stream, Ill., formerly of Rock Island County; 7 p.m., Brust, Carol Stream.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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