Deaths, April 13, 2014

Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 6:18 pm
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Atkinson, D. Michael "Mike," 79, Geneseo, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Cavanaugh, Mildred L., 88, formerly Silvis and East Moline.
Dickens, Charles H., 67, LeClaire, Runge, Davenport.
Duranso, Elsie I., 82, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Fitzgerald, Lois, 97, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hurley, Bruce D., 62, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Jackson, Franch Jr., 70, formerly Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Jones, Harold A., 81, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Kinney, Dale R., 64, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Kirschenman, Violet, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Laity, Helen Radmacher, 100, Avonlea Cottages, Milan, formerly Rock Island; Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.
Lambrecht, William C. "Bill," 78, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
McCalmont, Teresa Johnson, Janesville, Wis.; Sunset, Machesney Park, Ill.
Medlock, Deagon Wayne, infant son of Matt and Samantha Medlock, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Reynolds, Donna Joanne, 79, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Steele, Lawrence, 67, Aledo; Esterdahl, Moline
Sunderbruch, Judy L., 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Welsh, Margaret Ellen, Williamsburg, Iowa; Powell, Williamsburg.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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