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Dr. Eloise B. Cram

Dr. Eloise B. Cram. (The Daily Times)

100 Years Ago


LeClaire, Ia., Oct. 25. (-- Special. ) A message telling of the death of Walter W. Bickel was received on Thursday afternoon by relatives here. Walter Bickel was stationed at Camp Forrest, Georgia. About two weeks ago he was stricken with pneumonia. His wife and mother hastened to his bedside remaining there until he passed away. Walter Bickel was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bickel, farmers of LeClaire township. He was united in marriage to Miss Freda Mess in June 1917, who survives him, also his parents and several sisters and a brother. The remains will be brought to the home in LeClaire township for burial.

75 Years Ago

Monday, Oct. 25, 1943 -- Guest from East

Dr. Eloise B. Cram of Washington, D.C., arrived Saturday for a four-day visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cram of 636 Twenty-first street, Bettendorf, after attending a wartime conference on sanitation, in Chicago. At the conference Dr. Cram gave a paper on her recent researches in efficiency of sanitary systems in camps and crowded centers of populations. The former Davenporter is senior zoologist with the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C., the research division of the United States Department of Public Health.

50 Years Ago

Friday, Oct. 25, 1968 -- In Bettendorf | State To Aid Fund Probe

Scott County Attorney Edward Wehr said today he has asked the Iowa State Bureau of Criminal Investigation to study the alleged shortage of funds found in an audit of Bettendorf Park and Recreation Commission records by the state auditor's office.

25 Years Ago

Monday, Oct. 25, 1993 -- Bank awaits building, customer feedback | New Bettendorf bank is set to open in January

With better weather the past two months, construction on Quad-City Bank and Trust Co.'s new Bettendorf bank is back on track, and Quad-City Holdings hopes to open the bank in January. Until then the company is making do by cramming desks and file cabinets into small offices at the Happy Joe's Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor headquarters on Commerce Drive while its officers plan strategy and develop the bank's first products.  

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