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Davenport

(Encyclopedia)Davenport, city (2020 pop. 101,724), seat of Scott co., E central Iowa, on the Mississippi River; inc. 1836. Bridges connect it with the Illinois cities...

Davenport, John

(Encyclopedia)Davenport, John, 1597–1670, Puritan clergyman, one of the founders of New Haven, Conn., b. Coventry, England, educated at Merton and Magdalen colleges, Oxford. Starting as a Church of England cleric...

Davenport, Charles Benedict

(Encyclopedia)Davenport, Charles Benedict dăvˈənpôrtˌ [key], 1866–1944, American zoologist, b. Stamford, Conn., Ph.D. Harvard, 1892. As director (1904–34) of the experimental station of Carnegie Institutio...

Davenport, Herbert Joseph

(Encyclopedia)Davenport, Herbert Joseph, 1861–1931, American economist, b. Wilmington, Vt., Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1898. He taught at the Univ. of Missouri and at Cornell. In Value and Distribution (1908) and Th...

Taylor, Maxwell Davenport

(Encyclopedia)Taylor, Maxwell Davenport, 1901–87, U.S. general, b. Keytesville, Mo., grad. West Point, 1922. In World War II he served in Europe with the 82d Airborne Division and as commander of the 101st Airbor...

Rock Island, city, United States

(Encyclopedia)Rock Island, city (1990 pop. 40,552), seat of Rock Island co., NW Ill., on the Mississippi and Rock rivers, adjacent to Moline and opposite Davenport, Iowa; inc. 1841. These three cities, with Bettend...

Bettendorf

(Encyclopedia)Bettendorf bĕtˈəndocirc;rfˌ [key], city (2020 pop. 39,102), Scott co., E Iowa, on the Mississippi ...

Eaton, Theophilus

(Encyclopedia)Eaton, Theophilus, 1590–1658, Puritan leader in Connecticut, one of the founders of New Haven, b. Buckinghamshire, England. A member of the London congregation of John Davenport, he was interested i...

East Moline

(Encyclopedia)East Moline mōlēnˈ [key], city (2020 pop. 20,393), Rock Island co., NW Ill., a suburb of M...

Moline

(Encyclopedia)Moline mōlēnˈ [key], city (1990 pop. 43,202), Rock Island co., NW Ill., on the Mississippi River, in a coal area; inc. 1848. It is a transportation and industrial center, and has been a major produ...

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