Deaths for Saturday, March 8, 2014

Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 5:13 pm
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Allen, Bertie Lou, 85, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Finnegan, Ernestine W., 82, Camanche, Iowa, formerly Princeton, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Gilbert, Margaret L., 80, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Gutierrez, Felix, 78, Rock Island; Schroder, Silvis.
Klundt, Helen L., 86, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Linson, Laura Jean, 80, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Neer, Robert E., 73, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Parker, Marjorie R., formerly Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Steele, Douglas T., 49, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


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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