Deaths for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Posted Online: April 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Akulow, Haline, 91, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Bumphrey, Bradley Allen "Brad," 37, Port Richey, Fla., formerly Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Cooksey, Mildred "Mili" D., 83, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Florschuetz, William "Bill," 96, Sublette, Ill.; Merritt, Mendota, Ill.
Jennings, M. Phyllis, 91, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Lindquist, David G., 54, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
McIntyre, Marlene Mary, 65, Milan; Hodgson, Rock Island.
McKelvey, Ruby L., 83, Monmouth; Hoover-Hall, Monmouth.
Ore, Irene Fay, 91, Hope Creek, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Rice, Katherine E., 29, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Simms, Christopher A., 30, Princeton, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Wolf, Robert J. Sr., 78, Eldridge; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Wright, Harold E., 73, Coal Valley; Esterdahl, Moline.


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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