October 30, 1919, to November 5, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
Down in Alabama they are resorting to a concoction of paragoric
and hair elixir as a beverage; Tennessee moonshine beats that two
Laura Phillips, daughter of Lisa Phillips, is very low with pneumonia
fever. Dr. Brown is waiting on her.
We had some frost this morning, Nov. 3. James Hooten
S.T. Qualls has moved from Dry Hollow to his property here.
Lester Holeman has bought the half interest of L.P. Jernigan in
the Birdwell and Jernigan grocery. Since returning from the war
and for several months before he went to war, Mr. Holeman has been
a popular clerk in the Fleming and Myers establishment. No doubt
his many friends are pleased to see him launch out into business
for himself. He has also rented the J.C. Bilbrey property on Main
Street where he will reside.
An effect is being made to strike the word "obey" from the marriage
ritual. Why not? It has become obsolete so far as practice is concerned.
Plenty of rain in Hilham.
Pete Brown has bought the John Harner farm owned by Geo. Lea and
will move to it shortly.
Prof. L.E. Garrett's visiting his parents in Virginia.
Mrs. C.E. Snodgrass and daughter were here from Crossville last
week visiting another daughter, Miss Lola Belle, a student in the
Emmet Wilburn has moved from Lily Dale to J.A.M. White's farm one
mile north of town.
A.G. Keisling has bought the half interest of W.P. Bowmer in the
Farmers Milling Co., and his son Sherlie has taken charge in connection
with Marshel Reeser, whose father owns the other half interest.
J.A.M. White has employed W.C. Cooper of Rickman to crush 400 cu.
yards of lime, which he will spread over his Tower Hill farm. The
crusher is now running. Mr. Cooper has other contracts as soon as
this is completed. Notice Parties who have carried away coat hangers
from my pressing shop please return them at once. Shafter Thrasher
Benton Young and bride left Friday for Akron, Ohio, where they
expect to locate.
Little Francis Burks, daughter of Major Willes Burks, is reported
to have diptheria.
Miss Bessie McCormack, who is teaching at Crawford, spent Sunday
There seems to have been a hitch in the sale of the Mack Bilbrey
property to Mr. Peek. Mr. Peek failed to get it. C.P. Gray is reported
to have bought it.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570