Obituary Submissions

Quad City Times, Wed., 8 Feb 1995, p. 2M:
Lucy Datin
  MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Services for Lucy H. Datin, 82, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Rock Island and Bettendorf, will be Thursday at St. Peters the Fisherman Catholic Church, Mountain Home.  Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Nauvoo, Ill.
  Mrs. Datin died Monday at Care Manor Nursing Home, Mountain Home.
  Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, is in charge of local arrangements.
  She was employed many years as a private secretary in the Chicago area.
  Lucy Hennessy married Louis Datin in 1936 in Chicago.
  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island.
  Survivors include her husband' a sister, Margaret "Peg" Winders, Rock Island; and a brother, Dan Hennessy, Darien, Ill.
Helen Nelson
  DAVENPORT - Services for Helen D. Nelson, 92, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.  Visitation in 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
  Mrs. Nelson died Monday at Davenport Good Samaritan Center.
  She retired in 1985 from the print shop and the bookstore at Palmer College, Davenport.  She had worked there since 1921.
  Helen Gradert married Edward Nelson in 1924 in Davenport.  He died in 1973.
  Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Davenport Lodge 28; Northwest Turners Auxiliary; and Liedertaufel.
  Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Nelson, Opp, Ala.; grandchildren, Susan Sanders, Eufaula, Ala., Julie Nelson, Birmingham, Ala., and Donald E. Nelson, Orlando, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Nelson also was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Nelson, and a son, Donald E. Nelson.
K.V. Subba Reddy
  DAVENPORT - Services for K.V. Subba Reddy, 61, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. today at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.  Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. today.  The body will be cremated.
  Mr. Reddy died Monday at his home.
  He was employed 18 years at Palmer College, Davenport.
  He was born in India.  He married Saroja Ketireddy in 1964 in Canada.
  He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  Mr. Reddy was a member of Friends of India Association and Quad-Cities International.  His hobbies and interests included reading, tennis and traveling.
  Memorials may be made to UNICEF or Habitat for Humanity.
  Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Prasanta Reddy, Minneapolis; a son, Ramakota K., Seattle, and a brother, K. Nagi, of India.

Submitted by Judith Zervas

 Quad City Times, Wed., 6 May 1998, p. 2M
Ruth Carlson
  MOLINE - Services for Ruth Carlson, 94, of Moline, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, Moline, Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline.
  Mrs. Carlson died April 17, 1998, at Rocky Mountain Care Center, Clearfield, Utah.
  Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline, is in charge of arrangements.
  Ruth Axelsson was born Jan. 20, 1904, in Gislaved, Sweden.  She married David Carlson in 1929 in Moline.  He died in 1997.
  Memorials may be made to the church.
  Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth Williamson, Kaysville, Utah, and Marilyn Jacobson, LaMesa, Calif.; five grandchildren; and sisters, Ester Odin and Asta Josefsson, both of Gislaved.
Myrtle Anderson
  MOLINE - Services for Myrtle S. Anderson, 85, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Evangelical Free Church, Moline.  Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.
  Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at <the rest is cut off>
Helen Strayer
  ROCK ISLAND - Services for Helen Elizabeth Strayer, 94, of 1900 6th Ave., Apt. 202, will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island.  The Rev. Ambrose Cunningham will officiate.  Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island.
  Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m.
  Mrs. Strayer died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Wyndcrest Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa.
  She retired in 1965 as a secretary at Rock Island Arsenal.  She had worked at the former McCabes Department Store, Rock Island, and the former New York Store, Moline.
  Helen Hefner was born Oct. 17, 1903, in Yankton, S.D., to Frank and Amelia (Weber) Hefner.  She married Walter A. Strayer on Nov. 11, 1931, in Rock Island.  He died in 1967.  She married Frank McGuckin on Nov. 15, 1923, in Rock Island.  He preceded her in death.
  Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she was a member.
  Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Gutzwiller, Cottonwood, Ariz.; a son, Robert L. Strayer, Clinton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Also on the page, but mostly cut off are:
Burton L. Parsons d. 1? Apr 1998, b. 12 Jan ? (age in his 60's), m. Wanda Ballenger in 1951.  He was in the Marine Corps during the Korean war.  Survivors: daughters: Cynthia and Beverly, sons: Thomas, Burton M., Danny R, & ? G., Gary D., & Buddy; 15 grandchildren
Wayne Gustafson "Stub"
age 72, d. Mon., May ? 1998, from emphysema.

Submitted by Judith Zervas

Quad City Times, Wed., 27 May 1998, p. 2M
Richard Schrempf
  MOLINE - Services for Richard "Dick" Schrempf, 72, of Moline, formerly of Glen Ellyn, Ill., will be 10 a.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.  Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park.
  Visitation in 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
  Mr. Schrempf died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at his home.
  He retired in 1991 after 32 years with the state of Illinois Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  He was born July 26, 1925, in Moline.  He married Muriel Ranney in 1964 in Metamora, Ill.  She died in 1993.
  Memorial may be made to Illinois School for the Blind, Jacksonville, Ill., or Arrowhead Ranch, Coal Valley, Ill.
  Survivors include stepsons, Steve Weller, LaJolla, Calif., and Thomas Weller, El Cajon, Calif.; grandchildren, Michelle Adkins, Newport News, Va., and Eric Weller, El Cajon; a sister, Margaret Romanowski, Rock Island; and brothers, Francis "Buzz" Schrempf, Fred "Fritz" Schrempf and Thomas Schrempf, all of Moline.
  He also was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.
Anne Spencer
  DAVENPORT - Services for Anne N. Spencer, 83, formerly of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4929 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
  Visitation is 4 - 8 p.m. Friday Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport.
  Mrs. Spencer died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Greenbrook Nursing Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  She was employed as a beautician at Peterson's Beauty Shop.
  Anne Seidel was born June <missing> 1914, in Scranton, Iowa.  She married Floyd Spencer in 1935 in Boone, Iowa.  He died in 1988.
  Survivors include daughters, J<missing> Anne Wilson, St. Petersburg, and Vicki Day, San Jose, Calif.; a son Charles, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Wilson, and a brother, John Seidel, both of Prescott, Ariz.
 Submitted by Judith Zervas
The following are from the Times - Democrat, Mon., 27 Sep 1965, p. 18
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport, for Mrs. George A. Scott, 69 of 1514 W. 36th St., Davenport, who died Saturday in Mercy Hospital.  Burial will be in Mount Calvery Cemetery.
  The Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home.
  The former Catherine White was born in West Liberty and married Mr. Scott there in 1920.  The couple had resided in Davenport since 1945.  He died in 1964.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Patricia) Haase, and two sons, Harold W. and Donald E., all of Davenport; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sullivan and Mrs. Mary Verschoor, both of Sioux City, and two brothers, Patrick White, West Liberty, and Paul White, Iowa City.
  Services will be at 2:30 .m. Tuesday in Runge Chapel for Clifford L. Link, 59, of 2034 N. Lincoln Ave., Davenport, who died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital.  Burial will be in the Matherville, Ill., cemetery.
  Born in Sunnyhill, Ill., he married Evelyn Offerman in 1939 in Peoria.  The couple resided in Davenport 18 years.  Mr. Link was a machinist for 35 years and was employed as a maintenance man for Sirota Investment Corporation.
  Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Maureen Kandarian San Jose, Calif.; a son, Clifford Jr., Davenport; four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Brown, and Mrs. Treva Smith, both of Moline, Mrs. Laura Stanforth, Andalusia, and Mrs. Lillian Maynard, Mathervile; and three brothers, John of Mountain View, Mo., len of East moline and Kendall of Bettendorf.
  Foster B. Imhof, 67, of 3211 Boies St., Davenport, a retired sign painter, died early today in Mercy Hospital after being ill four weeks.
  Born in Rock Island, Mr. Imhaf married the former Lilly Matzen, who died in 1964.
  He was a member of the sign painters union No. 676, the Elks ad Moose Lodges and the American Legion.
  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marcelle Schniter, Bedford, Mass.; a son, Kenneth Imhof, Davenport, ans six grandchildren.
  The body was taken to the Runge Mortuary.
Former Resident Dies At Age 41
  Arnold Vargason, 41, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Moline, died of a heart attack Friday night in Oskaloosa, Iowa, while playing for a dance with the Kenney Hofer Orchestra.  He was to have played in Davenport on Saturday night.
  The body was taken to the Hintz Funeral Home, Oelwein, Iowa.
  Mr. Vargason was born in Oelwein and married Maurine Bicknell.
  The couple had moved to Moline in 1959 where he operated the Hana Paint Co., moving to Cedar Rapids in 1963.
  Surviving are his wife, five brothers and two sisters.
  Albin Drott, 85, formerly of Moline, died Sunday in the Fridhem Baptist Home, near Chicago.
  He was a retired pattern maker.
  Born in Sweden, he came to this country in 1902.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moline Memorial Park. 
  Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Esterdahl Mortuary.
  There are no immediate survivors.
  Joseph Mohr, 76, of 326 76th Ave., East Moline, died Sunday afternoon in his home.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, East Moline, with burial to be in Hampton Cemetery.
  The Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the VanHoe Chapel, where visitation will begin at 2 p.m.
  Born in Hampton, Mr. Mohr married Edna Freis in 1916 and she died in 1941.
  He married Regina Vint in 1947 in Muscatine.
  Formerly he had farmed in Coe Township until moving to < the rest of my copy is cut off >
  Mrs. Arthur Stoit, 70, of 1110 40th St., Rock Island, died Sunday evening at Moline Lutheran Hospital after an extended illness.
  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, and burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens.
  Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
  The former Sarah Atkinson was born in Rock Island and was married to Mr. Stoit in 1916, in Rock Island.
  Surviving are her husband; a son Arthur W. Jr., Rock Island; a daughter, Mrs. L.H. Ehrisman, Annheim, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schluenz, Davenport, and Mrs. Lily Berry, Hamilton, Ill.; five grandchildren, ad two great-grandchildren.
  Alvin Young, of Galesburg, a brother of Miss Bethiene Young, 1911 21st St., Rock Island, a teacher at Frances Willard School, Rock Island, died Friday night in Galesburg.
  Funeral services and burial will be Tuesday in Galesburg.

Submitted by Judith Zervas

Times Democrat, Wed., 18 Aug 1965

Patrick B. Boyd Dies; Engineer

  Patrick B. Boyd, 25, of 2321 Farnam St. Davenport, who was with the Rock Island District, U.S. Corps of Engineers, died Tuesday in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., after an extended illness.
  Born in Iowa City, he attended St. Mary's High School there, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, and graduated from the University of Iowa.  He had lived in Davenport for two years.
  In 1962 Mr. Boyd married the former Marilyn Kuebrich in Iowa City.
  Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mary Beth and Kathleen, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Boyd, Iowa City; three sisters, Margaret Ann and Debbie, both at home, and Mrs. James Jensen, Iowa City, and four brothers, Michael, Davenport, Jerry, Thomas and Bill, all at home.
  Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Iowa City, with burial in a cemetery there.
  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in the McGovern-Dwyer Funeral Home, Iowa City.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Ward Kleinschmidt, 51, of 2720 E. 46th St., Davenport, will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport, with burial to be in Davenport Memorial Park.
  Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday in the McGinnis Chapel, Davenport, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
  Mrs. Kleinschmidt died Tuesday in her home.
  The former Anna Ceckowic was married to Mr. Kleinschmidt in Moline in 1946 and he died in 1957.  She had been with Eagle Food Centers.
  In addition to her sidters, she is survived by her father, John Ceckowic, and a brother, Walter, both of Utica, N.Y.
  Edward P. Hart, 65, of Santa Clara, Calif., formerly of Davenport, died Monday.
  Born in Rock Island, Mr. Hart married the former Clara Kraige in Davenport.
  After retiring from the Rock Island Arsenal five years ago, Mr. Hart moved to Santa Clara.
  Surviving are his wife; sons, Edward Jr., San Jose, Calif., Thomas, California; a daughter, Patricia, at home; six grandchildren; brothers, Arthur and James Hart, both of Davenport, and Father Paul Hart, Ottumwa, Iowa; and sisters, Mrs. Marie Strohman, Sigourney, Iowa, Mrs. Tess Bawden and Mrs. Anes Leahy, both of Davenport, and Rosemary Hart of Chicago.
  Services were held today in San Jose, Calif., with burial there.
  Mrs. Charles (Cora) Hughes, 91, of the Royal Neighbors Home, Davenport, died there Tuesday morning.
  Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she married Charles Hughes.  He preceded her in death.  There are no immediate survivors.
  Mrs. Hughes came to the home in 1945 from Red Oak, Iowa.
  The body was sent from the Runge Mortuary to the Sellergren Funeral Home, Red Oak.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery.
Carl Youngberg, Former Resident, Dies in Arizona
  Services are tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Esterdahl Chapel for Carl A. Youngberg, 81, of Mesa , Ariz., a former Moline resident, who died Tuesday at Scottsdale, Ariz., after a brief illness.
  Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Thursday in the mortuary.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
  Born in Moline, Mr. youngerg never married.  He was employed by the former Minneapolis-Moline Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1950, when he moved to Mesa.
  Survivors include brothers, Arthur G., Coal Valley, Harry R., Moline, Herbert, Mesa; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Nyquist, Scottsdale.
Clausen Dies; Case Board Ex-President
  Leon R. Clausen, 87, retired president and chairman of the board of J.I. Case Co., died Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Beaver Dam, Wis.
  Services were Monday in Beaver Dan and burial was in Fox Lake, Wis.
  Mr. Clausen became president of J.I. Case Co. in 1924 and was elected chairman of the board in 1947.  He retired in 1948.
  Prior to joining the Case Co., he was a member fo the board of directors and vice president in charge of manufacturing for Deere & Co. which he joined in 1912.
  He married Agnes Snow in 1909 in Mineral Point, Wis., and she died in 1963.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jane Wurster, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Mary Dearholt, Milwaukee, and six grandchildren.
Ex-Resident Dies in Kansas
  Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Flora Lucas, 93, of Fort Dodge, Kan., formerly of Rock Island.  She was the sister of Percy Fry, 1834 32nd St., Rock Island.
  Funeral services and burial will be Thursday in Fort Dodge.
  Included among the survivors are a son, Hugo L., LaGrange, Ill.; two grandchildren, and three other brothers.
  Ralph Saddoris, 66 of 1245 1/2 18th Ave, East Moline, died Tuesday in his home after a short illness.
  Born in Hillsdale, Mr. Saddoris was employed by John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, until retiring.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karen Broadhead, Gulfport, Miss.; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Johnson, Lynn Center.  He was preceded in death by his wife.
  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in te VanHoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with burial in Fairfield Cemetery, Port Byron.
  Mrs. Elmer Herbert, 71, of 2120 7th Ave., East Moline, died this mroning in Moline Lutheran Hospital after an extended illness.
  The former Orcelia Grant was born in Marseilles, and was married to Mr. Herbert in 1915 in Moline.
  Surviving are her husband; three daughters, mrs. Robert L. Miller, Mrs. Forrest E. Schave, both of East Moline, and Mrs. Marwood Chalus, Utica; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clinton C., Moline; and two sisters, Mrs. William Wettengel, Serena, and Mrs. Stephen White, Chicago.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, East Moline, with burial to be in Riverside Cemetery.
  Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday in the VanHoe Funeral Home.
  Billy Joe Mason, 12-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mason, Andalusia, died Tuesday at St. Anthony's Hospital.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Larson Funeral Home, Milan.
  Billy Joe was born Aug. 5 in Rock Island.
  Surviving are the parents; a sister, Tonya Sue, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hilderbrand, Milan; the paternal grandparents, Ray Mason, Moline, and Mrs. Arlene Goossens, Illinois City, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hilderbrand, Matherville, and August Wilkens, Andalusia.
VFW Auxiliary Ex-President Dies At Age 67
  KNOXVILLE (AP) - Services will be Thursday for Miss Angal Rickels, 67, of Knoxville, past president of the Iowa Department Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
  She died Monday after a heart attack.
  Miss Rickels was a long-time employe of the Bellamy Telephone Co. of Knoxville.

Submitted by Judith Zervas

Harrison Benson
  Harrison C. Benson, 74, of 517 Vale Apartments, Davenport, died Tuesday at University Hospitals, Iowa City.  Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.  QCT 3 Sep 1980, p. 8
Charles T. Benson.
  Funeral services for Charles T. Benson, 2427 Seventh avenue, Moline, who died Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon in Full Gospel temple.  The Rev. C.W. Thompson of LeClaire, Ia., officiated.
  Singers were Miss Blanche Mittman and Miss Ruth Anderson, with Georgie Glissman at the organ.  Burial was in Hampton cemetery.
  Hoorary pallbearers were C.E. Stephens, Homer Skates, William Nutler, Arthur Richardson, Otto Lidtke and Jacob VanSenus.  Active pallbearers were A.G. Scott, George Vetter, George Lockaby, Joseph Stephenson, James Duckett and C.H. Toland.  Moline paper 6 Mar 1933
Wesley Benson     
1907 - 2003
Wesley "Red" Benson, 95, of Davenport, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2003, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Davenport. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Following services a luncheon will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport.
Wesley was born August 14, 1907, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Charles and Emily (Peters) Benson. He was united in marriage to Florence Pohlman on January 6, 1934, in Davenport.
Red enjoyed fishing, golfing and traveling.
He was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, and a member of Izaak Walton League and Davenport Moose Lodge.
Wesley also had served as a volunteer fireman for the former Green Acres Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Benson, Davenport; daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Ken Buchmeyer, Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Suzy Benson, Enumclaw, Wash.; three grandchildren, Brenda Zinger, Davenport, Doug Arps, Yuma, Ariz., and Jeffery Benson, Seattle, Wash.; nine step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grand- children.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.  Quad-City Times, 6/4/2003
Florence Benson     
- 2003
Mrs. Florence E. Benson, 89, Davenport, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at her home, following a brief illness.
She was born on September 21, 1913, in Davenport, the daughter of Adolph and Matilda (House) Pohlman. On January 6, 1934, she married Wesley L. Benson in Davenport. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2003.
Mrs. Benson had been employed as a bookkeeper by W.T. Grant Co. and Petersen-Harned-Von Maur, prior to her retirement in 1969.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, Northwest Turners and Women of the Moose.
She enjoyed her family and socializing, sewing and traveling. She was an avid bowler until the age of 80.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Ken Buchmeyer, Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Suzy Benson, Enumclaw, Wash.; three grandchildren, Brenda Zinger, Davenport, Doug Arps, Yuma, Ariz., and Jeffrey Benson, Seattle, Wash.; nine step- grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ralph Pohlman.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, July 31, 2003, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at Zion Lutheran Church.
Quad-City Times on 7/27/2003.

Submitted by Judith Zervas

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, August 8, 1906

     George Martin, aged 76 years, 2 months and 4 days, an old resident of Scott county who farmed for years in Lincoln township, died at 6 o'clock this morning at this home, 514 West Seventeenth street, Davenport, after an illness of about two months. The infirmities incident to his advanced age were the cause of his death.
     Mr. Martin was a native of Ireland, born June 4, 1820. In 1850 he came to American and lived for two years in New York, coming then to Davenport. After residing  in this city for sometime, he settled in Lincoln township on a farm about four miles east of Eldridge, and lived there until seven years ago when he came to Davenport and has since been making his home with his daughter, Rose Martin, on West Seventeenth street.
     Nine children survive to mourn his death. They are Mrs. David Robinson, of Calamus, Ia., Mrs. Charles McDonald of Shelby, Ia., Mrs. Robert McKinney of Davenport, Rose and Florence Martin of Davenport, Theresa Martin of Des Moines, Belle Martin of Council Bluffs, George and Thomas Martin of Eldridge, Ia.
     The funeral will take place Friday morning from the late residence with services at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's church, and interment in St. Margaret's cemetery.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, August 28, 1906

     Mrs. Sarah O'Bryan, who died at Mercy Hospital Saturday was buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home 1311 Union street. The funeral was private and burial was in Fairmount cemetery. Mrs. O'Bryan was 71 years old at the time of her death. She was born in King's County, Ireland, May 14, 1835. She is survived by her husband, Martin O'Bryan, one son Thomas and one daughter Cecelia of South Dakota.

OBITUARY – Davenport Democrat; June 10, 1925 – Page 17

 The Negus Funeral:

The body of Ben F. Negus arrived in Davenport from Brooklyn, Iowa, Tuesday afternoon and was immediately taken to Pine Hill cemetery for interment. The Rev. H. A. Kirk of Rock Island had charge of the burial.

 The pallbearers were Carl Negus, Ben and C. Negus, B. .F. Stoaks, M. Rice, and E. I. Campbell.

 Submitted by Ann Miller White

Davenport Democrat; June 10, 1925 – Page 17

The Sister DeLourdes Funeral

The funeral of Sister Mary DeLourdes was held today at the Mercy hospital chapel at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Henry Takenberg celebrated requiem high mass and pronounced the burial absolution.

The clergymen present were the Very Rev. A. H. Schoening, The Rec. C. J. Donohoe, The Rev. Carl Meinberg, the Rev. N.J. Rheffer, The Rev. Martin Coen, The Rev. J.P. Stahl, the Rev. P.J. O’Reilley, The Rev. W. L. Adrian, The Rev. T. C. Donohoe.

The pallbearers were H. J. McFarland, George S. Dempsey, J.A. Cosgrove, E. J. Arnould, John I. O’Meara, and John Kelly.

Submitted by Ann Miller White

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
April 1, 1910


    The protracted illness of Andrew S. Miner, a well-known Davenporter for many years, ended at 9:15 this morning when he expired at his home, 705 Ripley street. Mr. Miner was born in Stockton, then Fulton, Scott county, Aug. 2, 1869, the family removing to Davenport in his boyhood. His home has been here since, and he had many friends who will sympathize  with the wife and little daughter in their bereavement. Mr. Miner's period of ill health extends back for some time, and he spent some six months in the state sanitorium at Iowa City in the hope of finding relief, but in vain.
    Besides the wife and three-year-old daughter, his death is a bereavement to two brothers and a sister, L. Bayliss Miner of Del Rio, Tex., John A. Miner of Davenport, and Miss Flora B. Minor of Des Moines, who was here Monday and Tuesday and returned to Des Moines when her brother showed some gain in his condition.
    The funeral will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, with services at the home and burial at Oakdale. Rev. H.O. Rowlands will officiate. The services will be private.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
April 1, 1910

    At the family residence, 204 East Eighteenth street, occurred the death of Mrs. Marian Davis, widow of the late R.S. Davis, the pioneer grocer, who for many years was located at Locust and Iowa streets.
    Mrs. Davis was a well-known and highly respected resident of Davenport and was greatly loved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was 65 years of age, having been born in Enniscorthy, Ireland. Coming to this country in early childhood, she has for many years made her home in Davenport.
    The fatal ailment was paralysis of two years' duration. Mrs. Davis is survived by three children, two sons and one daughter. These are Fred G. Davis, Harry Davis, and Anna Davis.
    The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the late home with services conducted at 1:30 o'clock by Dean Hare of Trinity cathedral and burial in Oakdale cemetery.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
April 1, 1910

    Emil Lange, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lange, 1533 West Fourth street, passed away last night at the family home after a short illness. The baby was one month old and 11 days of age, having been born in this city Feb. 19, 1910. His parents and one sister, Viola, survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the late residence, 1533 West Fourth street. Burial will be made in Fairmount cemetery.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
April 1, 1910

Kraft Funeral.
    The funeral of Mrs. Minnie Kraft was held yesterday afternoon from the late residence, 1328 Fulton avenue. Rev. Mott R. Sawyers officiated at the service both at the home and at the grave. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors and many flowers were sent as a tribute to her memory. The pallbearers were William Heick, Herman Papenbrock, Louis Ockershausen, A.F. Nelson, Henry Smith and Joe Kibler. Burial was made in Oakdale cemetery.

    To the many kind friends and neighbors who kindly assisted us in our late bereavement in the loss of my wife and our mother and sister, Mrs. Minnie Kraft, we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation. We wish to thank the A. Wood Creamery Co., J.F. Kelly Co., Morton L. Marks Co., H.T. Proestler Co., H.A. Morrow Co., Martin Woods Co., J.J. Buzzard Tri-City Fruit Co., P.N. Jacobsen Cigar Co., Crescent Macaroni Co., and the Retail Merchants for their many floral offerings and the Mt. Ida Merchants who showed their respect by closing their places of business at the time of the funeral. Also the ladies who sang at the services and Rev. Mott Sawyers for his consoling words at the home and the grave.

    Mrs. Jennie Topp and family desire to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to sympathizing friends who so kindly assisted by cheering words, beautiful flowers and helpful assistance during my husband's recent illness and death.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Friday, Mar 1, 1907

Andrew Murray While Purchasing Pair of Shoes
Falls Over Dead.
Was in a Good Humor and Joking a Few Minutes Before With His Friends at the Store.

    Quite a commotion was caused Thursday afternoon at Jamestown at about 3 o'clock when Andrew Murray, one of the oldest citizens of that place dropped over dead in E.G. Langwith's general store. Heart trouble is thought to have been the cause. Coroner Lambach of Davenport has been notified and will investigate the case. Until then no funeral arrangements will be made.
   Early in the afternoon Mr. Murray was attending a sale and was enjoying the best of health and laughing and joking with his friends. On his way home he had stopped in a store to look at a pair of shoes and it was while looking at these that he suddenly exclaimed, "Oh," and sank in the floor. Ernst Buergel was standing by and caught the man as he was falling.
   A few minutes later he expired. He was a man about 65 years of age and had been a resident of Jamestown all his life. His family consists of two sons and three daughters.

Davenport Daily Times; Thursday August 6, 1903, page 9


Discharges Revolver Inflicting Wound in Head

After Decade of Suffering from Confinement due to Paralysis, Aged Man Seeks Relief in Death

Joseph A. Howell, who resided with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriet Howell on Center Avenue, one block from the city limits, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. He shot himself through the forehead with a revolver, dying immediately.

Mr. Howell had lived with his sister-in-law during the last 15 years, during which time he had been an invalid. For the last three years he had been so helpless as to be unable to move from his bed unaided. His invalidism was caused by an accident sustained on July 4, 30 years ago, when he was shot in the neck with a revolver, the bullet taking a downward direction and lodging against the backbone. This caused partial paralysis, which has been becoming worse ever since. In the last year, Mr. Howell suffered four strokes of paralysis which rendered him completely helpless except that he could still use his arms.

Nothing could be done to remedy his condition, and he had not been attended by a physician for several months. His constant confinement to bed made him brood over his condition and he became melancholy and despondent. Yet, he exhibited no symptoms of suicidal i ntent to the members of the household or visitors, and his final action was a great shock to everyone of his relatives and friends, who were many. Coroner Lambach was summoned, but said that an inquest was unnecessary, that the suicide was evidently caused by brooding over his condition and resulting in despondency.

Mr. Howell took his usual amount of nourishment at noon and acted as usual. After dinner, Mrs. Howell went upstairs to do some work. Suddenly she heard a revolver shot and hastening below, found Mr. Howell quivering upon the bed, a smoking revolver lying beside him and the blood flowing from a wound in his forehead.

Joseph A. Howell was born in April 1847 in New Hartford, N.Y. He was a watchmaker by trade, being an excellent artisan and was thus employed until he was rendered speechless and deprived of the use of his legs a year ago. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Nason of Davenport, and Mrs. Amanda Eastwood of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The funeral will not take place until Saturday to enable relatives from a distance to be present.

Submitted by Ann Miller White

Times Democrat 1921
Had Disappeared from His Home Over Five Weeks Ago.
     Mrs John P. Quinn, 810 Denison Avenue, today identified the body of the man found in the river Saturday evening as that of her husband.  Mr. Quinn disappeared from his home about 5 weeks ago.  Nothing was heard from him for several days and the police were asked to locate him.  They were unable to find any trace of him, however, and it was not until the finding of the body, Saturday evening that ant trace of him was obtained.
     Quinn was employed by the McCarthy Improvement Company employed on a road job in Scott County.  Several days before he disappeared he suffered a sunstroke.  He was unable to go to work for the time, staying about the house.  The third day he started from his home saying that he intended to return to work.  That was the last time he had been seen alive by his wife.  Funeral services will be held from the O'Malley Funeral Parlors in Rock Island at 9O'Clock tomorrow morning.  Burial will take place in St. Marguarite's Cemetery.

Submitted by

Democrat and Times
Sunday April 5, 1953 Page 6 

Mrs. Arthur Quinn

    Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur L. Quinn, 73, of 5101/2 West Third Street, Davenport will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Rolf at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hill and Fredricks chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

    Mrs. Quinn; a Davenport resident for 26 years, died in her home Friday at 11 p.m. She had been in ill health for the past 14 months.

The former Adeline Krueger was born at Waumand, Wis. Nov. 12, 1902 at Lacrosse, Wis. Where they resided before coming to Davenport. Mrs. Quinn was of Lutheran faith.

    Among the survivors are her husband, retired captin of the river ferry “Quinlan”; three daughters, Mrs Clarence Skailand, Davenport, Mrs.Harold Sargent, LaCrosse, and Mrs. R. S. Tucker, Rock Island; two sons, Richard C. and Arthur C. Quinn both of Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Ben Bovin, La Crosse; a brother, Richard Krueger, Seattle, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Becky Worton

The Democrat and Leader Davenport Iowa
Sunday September 30, 1951 page 10

     Mrs. Anna Quinn, 75, 2727 Brady street, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Mercy hospital following a week’s illness.

    A resident of Davenport the last 30 years, the former Anna Aupperle was born Nov. 5, 1875, in Stuttgard, Germany. She married Morgan B. Quinn in Akron, Ohio in 1900. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1935.

    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delia Reed and Mrs. Joseph E. DeVine, both of Davenport, and a granddaughter, Rita Reed, also of Davenport.

    Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Halligan funeral home and 9 a.m. in St. Paul the Apostle church. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday.

Submitted by: Becky Worton

Davenport Democrat Page 7
Wednesday April 15, 1908


     Mrs. W. I. Quinn died at her home in Long Grove, Tuesday night of heart and stomach trouble, from which she has been a sufferer for many years. She was born in Meigs county Ohio, July 10, 1834, making her 73 years 9 months and 4 days of age.

          She came to Scott county, Ia., with her parents, April 4, 1852, and has lived here since that time. She was married to W. I. Quinn November 12, 1853. To this union four children were born, one of whom Willie D. Quinn, Died August 22, 1866. B. F. Quinn of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. J. C. Ruch of Bridgewater, and Mrs. S.H. Clapp of Long Grove, together with her husband, survive to mourn her death.

          The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from their residence with interment in Long Grove cemetery. Rev. G. L. Bohannan of Long Grove will conduct the funeral services.

Submitted by: Becky Worton

Morning Democrat
Tuesday January 29, 1952 Page 10

The Quinn Funeral

    Funeral services for Mrs. James F, Quinn, 71, R.R. No. 3, Brady street road, who died in her home at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Runge funeral home and at 9 in St. Paul the Apostle church. Burial will be in memorial Park.

    The rosary will be recited at 8 tonight in the Runge chapel.

    Mrs. Quinn was born in Henry county, Ia. April 13, 1880. She attended schools near Washington Ia. Her marriage to James Quinn took place June 6, 1900, in Washington. Following the marriage, the couple resided in Muscatine before coming to Davenport in 1918.

    A member of St. Paul the Apostle church, she was active in the Alter and Rosary society of the church.

    Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Bilven, Brady street road; three brothers, William, Earl and Merle Metzger all of Davenport; and a sister, Mrs. W. F. Ramm, Anaheim, Calf.

Submitted by: Becky Worton

Davenport Democrat and Leader
April 2, 1916 Page 13

Mrs. L.A. Quinn 

Mrs. L. A. Quinn, of 719 East Thirteenth street, passed away at Mercy Hospital at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon.

The deceased, born in 1880 at Kilklee, County Claire, Ireland, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Marion. She came to America in 1902 and has been a resident of Davenport for the last 14 years. In June of 1908, she was joined in marriage to L.A Quinn.

     Besides her father and two brothers in Ireland, she is survived by her husband and three children, William James, Ellen and a week-old infant daughter.

     The funeral will be held at 8:30 Monday morning from the home, followed by services at the Sacred Heart cathedral at 9 o’clock. The interment will be in St. Marguerite’s cemetery.

Submitted by: Becky Worton

Albert E. Gott, 63, of Davenport, Iowa, died Saturday August 14, 1993 at his home. Services will be 1 P.M. Monday August 16, 1993, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 7-9 P.M. today August 15, 1993. He Married Lula Carol Lewis in 1952 in Centerville, Iowa. He was employed as a Sales representative for Olson Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota., retiring in 1991. He was a member of Fraternal Lodge 221 AF & AM, where he was master in 1990, Davenport Consistery, Kaaba Shrine, the Quad City Craftsmen Club, Davenport Moose, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was an Army and Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed making golf clubs and playing golf. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kaaba Shrine. Survivors include his wife; a Daughter, Teri Bertroche, Bettendorf; sons, Tom and Randy, both of Davenport; seven grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Henton, Omaha, Neb.; and brothers, James, Pearl River, La.; Duane, Jerry and Marvin, all of Davenport; and Donnie, Longview, Tx.

Duane Gott


Mrs. Nolan (Myrl) Sales, 56, Pleasant Valley, died today December 16, 1970, in St. Lukes Hospital after an extended illness. She was born February 22, 1914 in Coalfield Camp, Iowa. Services will be 2:30 P.M. Friday in the Runge Chapel. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation begins at 7 P.M. today at the mortuary. Myrl Geneve Kennedy married Nolan Sales on April 24, 1932 in Centerville Iowa. Mrs. Sales is survived by her husband; daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Cleo) Baldwin, Pleasant Valley, Carolyn (Mrs. Richard) Mulica, Davenport; a son, Donald, Pleasant Valley, six grandchildren; her Father, Charles Kennedy, Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Donna Vestal, Davenport, and brothers, Ralph and Billie Kennedy, both of Davenport, and Charles Kennedy , Kansas City, Kansas.

Duane Gott

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Submitted by:

                Richard L. Krayenhagen

Pack Church for L.J. Dougherty Funeral Service

     Davenport - Sacred Heart cathedral was filled to capacity this morning for funeral services for Lee J. Dougherty, chairman of the advisory council of the Occidental Life Insurance Co. of California, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Chicago Tuesday.
     Pontifical requiem mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Ralph L. Hayes, bishop of Davenport, with the Most Rev. Henry P. Rholman, archbishop of Dubuque and the Most Rev. Gerald T. Bergen, bishop of Des Moines, in attendance.
     Tribute to the work of Mr. Dougherty as a Catholic layman and as a Davenport civic leader was paid by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Cone, pastor of the cathedral, in the funeral sermon. Interment followed at Mount Cavalry cemetery.
     Officials of the mass, in addition to Bishop Hayes as celebrant, were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. William L. Hannon of Muscatine, assistant priest; the Revs. Enos Barnes, St. Mary's, Moline, and F.W. Barron, St. Anthony's, Davenport, deacons of honor; the Rev. L.A. Kerrigan, St. Mary's, and the Rev. A.J. Barry, Sacred Heart cathedral, deacon and sub deacon of the mass; the Revs. L.C. Sterk, St. Ambrose college, and Edward Greer, Sacred Heart cathedral, masters of ceremonies.
     Ushers at the cathedral were J.M. Hutchinson, John Krez, Chicago; Henry Priester, John J. Quail, Ed Ruhl, Edgar Stafford, Ed Walsh and Walter Walsh.
     Active pallbearers were Eugene J. Halligan, Dr. Gordon F. Harkness, William A. Hickey, Walter F. Meiburg, Paul McCarthy, Cable G. Von Maur, Thomas J. Walsh and Henry C. Wurzer.

Davenport Democrat - May 31, 1880 -

 Sudden death of an old resident.
     An old citizen named Hans Wiese, who was well known among our German citizens, though he was a laborer, died very suddenly this morning.  For the
past 9 years he has lived at the Western House, corner Scott and West 2nd Street doing chores and such work.  He rose early this morning, as usual,
was as cheerful and sprightly as a man of 60 years could well be, ate a hearty breakfast and cracked his jokes with the other help as was his custom.  At a quarter to 8 o'clock he went to work turning the crank of a washing machine and at 8 o'clock he stopped, pressed his hands to his head, cried "Oh, Oh, Oh" and fell to the floor.  He was carried to his room and Dr. Hoeptner was called.  Hans Wiese was beyond human aid, however - he died in about fifteen minutes after he was taken ill.  Dr. Hoepfner gave it as his opinion, that his death was caused by the bursting of a vein in the brain.  The deceased was a native of Holstein.  He was a soldier in the Schleswigh Holstein patriot army during the ware of the revolution against Denmark, belonging to the first Company of the 2nd infantry.  At the close
of the war, in 1850, he emigrated to America and settled in Davenport in 1851.  He was one of the charter members of Rescue Engine Co. and belonged
to it to the day of his death.  He was a member of the Schleswig Holstein Veteran Association.  A divorced wife survives him -- the two having been
separated many years.  The funeral takes place from the Western House at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

Submitted by Gloria Irwin

Davenport Democrat -- Wednesday, May 26, 1880. 

  Obituary, Atkinson.
      News came this morning of the death of Mrs. Hannah Atkinson, wife of Dr. Benjamin Atkinson, formerly of this city which occurred at Indianapolis at half past
5 o'clock last evening.  The deceased was born near Cincinnati Ohio in 1822 and came to Davenport with her husband in 1852.  Here the family lived until 1872, when they moved to Indianapolis, which has been their home ever since.
    Mrs. Atkinson was of a disposition which caused her neighbors and acquaintences to esteem her very highly, while her husband and children respected her as the best of mothers.  The fatal ailment was heart disease with a complication of other troubles.  For four years she has been quite feeble, in fact, confined to her bed most of the time.  Mrs. Charles Stewart, wife of the dry goods merchant, is her daughter.

Submitted by Gloria Irwin


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Daily Times
Between Aug 4-Aug 31, 1954

Joseph Beranek Rites Are Set

     Joseph Beranek, 71, Donahue, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in University Hospitals after an illness of two months. He was born in Jones County May 20, 1883, the son of John and Anna Beranek and attended schools at Oxford Junction. He came to Davenport in 1919 and had been employed at the Koopman Brothers Florists for many years. He was of Lutheran faith.
     Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lasack, Oxford Junction; Mrs. Julia Christiansen and Mrs. Alvin Roubinek, both of Davenport, three nephews, one niece and two grand nieces.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. (DST) Tuesday in Runge Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Don McLatchie

Davenport Daily Leader
Wednesday, April 5, 1893

    The remains of Michael Conners who died Monday afternoon at his home, No. 326 LeClaire, were taken to Long Grove for interment in St. Anne's cemetery. Mr. Conners was a long-time resident in Davenport. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1834.

Davenport Daily Leader
February 6, 1899

Progressive Man

    Patrick C. Jones one of Davenport's oldest citizens, passed away this morning at 10:20 o'clock. His death was not unexpected as he has been very low for the past three or four days and his last illness has covered quite a period. Mr. Jones has been identified with Davenport and its interests for the past 43 years. He has been connected with the C.R. and P. railway company here for the greater part of that time and always held responsible positions. He numbered among his friends the leading business men of the city and had the respect of all.
    Mr. Jones was born in Crosswell, County Galway, Ireland and would have been 64 years old on March 17 next had he lived. He came to America in 1865 and engaged with the Mississippi and Missouri Railway company. The following year he assisted in bringing over the river the first locomotive engine that ever landed on Iowa soil- the locomotive brought over the river on the ice, being mounted on sledges and drawn by horses.
    He continued in the employ of that company and afterwards in the employ of the C.R.I. and P., its successor until 1859 when he went south. At the breaking out of the war he was caught at Holly Springs and there engaged in the Confederate arsenal where he remained until August 1862 when an opportunity to get through the lines offered itself and he succeeded in getting into the Union camp at Bolina, Tenn., then in command of General Ross. He remained with the army until 1863 when he came north and was given back his old position with the railway company.
    He remained with the company from that time until 1891 and during the greater part of that time was foreman of the freight depot in this city. Since he left the employ of the company he has been engaged in business of his own operating one of the leading express lines in the city.
    Mr. Jones is survived by two sons, Oliver P. Jones chief clerk of the motive power department of the Denver and Rio Grande railway, residing at Denver and Christopher M. Jones, locomotive engineer in the employ of the C.R.I,. and P., residing at Kansas City and three daughters, Mrs. J.H. Kane of St. Paul and Mrs. Frank Harrison and Mrs. Maria Cosgrove of this city the last, together with her children making her home with Mr. Jones, at 756 Mississippi avenue.
    The time of the funeral has not been set owing to the uncertainty of the arrival of his son from Denver. As soon as this is definitely known the time of the funeral will be announced.