Deaths, March 6, 2014

Posted Online: March 05, 2014, 4:56 pm
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Atwater-Wheeler, Rosetta D., 82, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Carstens, Ruth J., 89, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Courtney, Patricia M., 70, Hampton; Rafferty, Moline.
Eckert, Helen G., 90, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Emmendorfer, Jo Ann, 80, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Holderfield, Wanda H., 59, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Light, David, 54, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Quandt, Doris K., Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Wolever, Hattie F., 91, Prophetstown; McDonald, Prophetstown.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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