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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

October 23, 1919, to October 29, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


Miss Allie Maynord entertained at her home a large crowd of young folds last Thursday night. Although it was a rainy night the guests reported an enjoyable evening. Games were played and a contest in which Miss Lillie Dale and Dixie Smith were the winners. The guests were, Misses Klaryce Deck, Gladys Allen, Arta Winningham, Maude Bilbrey, Allie White, Jessie Lee Dale, Geneva Bohannon, Edith Huddleston, Lillie Dale, Johnnie B. Howard, Bevlah Webb, Mrssers Howard Bohannon, Ray Eastland, Ira Chilton, Jess Mitchell, Earl May, Herman May, Benton Young, Dixie Smith, Harold Copeland, and Basil Drapier.

Picking out a few business men and keeping them in the limelight don't boost a town.

Young - Deck
A breeze of sensation swept the social circle Monday when it leaked out that Mr. Benton Young and Miss Klaryce Deck had been quietly married two weeks ago.
Mr. Young is the son of J.A. Young, of Netherland, but formerly of this place. He has for several months been employed in the store of Birdwell & Jernigan. The bride is the daughter of Addie Deck and enjoys a circle of friends.

Mrs. G.B. McGee is spending the week with her brother, Marion Roberts, at Eagle Creek.

C.C. Breeding was here from Putnam County looking after business matters.

S.T. Almonrode is going to move to Livingston this week.

We are having plenty of rain.

Mrs. Ira Copeland, Miss Maud Beasley and their brother Jesse are visiting friends at Crossville.

Mr. Harrison Ledbetter and Miss Avda Conatser were married a few Sundays ago.

School at Oak Grove is getting along fine.

Miss Taylor is a fine teacher. Criminal Court The Criminal Court adjourned Saturday afternoon after a very busy session. The most important business of the week was the trial of Kelly Brown and Willie Davis, charged with killing Amos Cargyle, near Hilham Christmas day 1916. Davis was given a sentence of from two to ten years in the penitentary and Brown a sentence of from ten to twenty years. Dock Miller was sentenced to a term in the State agricultural training school for house breaking, he is a boy between sixteen and eighteen years of age.
Riley Hunnicut was given 30 days in jail for housebreaking.
There were 57 true bills returned by the Grand Jury, 61 persons being involved.

Mrs. Tom McDonald died last Friday night at her home in Nettle Carrier.


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