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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

June 5, 1919 to June 11, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

I believe in the present. It alone has possibilities. The past is dead and the future is yet unborn.

Miss Lena Reagan is here for summer vacation.

B.L. Speck and son, Bland, are prospecting in Missouri this week.

Mr. Elbert Brooks and Miss Bessie Crabtree were married Sunday. He is a son of Joe Brooks and recently returned from the army. she is the daughter of Wm. Crabtree.

Garfield Reagan is here from Byrdstown visiting his brother, C.H. Reagan.

John L. Meadows has gone to Detroit, Mich. to work.

J.T. Stonecipher and son, Curtis, were in Cookeville Saturday to attend the meeting of the stockholders of the Maxwell Bros. Grocery Co.

Extra pay for all teachers who attend summer school, $2.50 per month by action of the county board last Saturday, no excuse for staying away. G.O. Lea, County Supt.

Mrs. Denton Bilbrey, of Algood, married Mr. Swep Rogers, of Dyersburg last Friday evening. Mrs. Bilbrey was the widow of Elmo Bilbrey, who was drowned in Caney Fork several years ago. Mr. Rogers is a soldier recently home from France.

Several nights ago, "Uncle" Lem Simpson, one of our most worthy colored citizens, was aroused from his slumbers by his faithful watchdog baying at something near the house, He took his trusty shotgun and went to the scene. Seeing what he took as a black bear he fired, only to find he killed his fine Angus calf, five days old.

Bessie Mofield and Ruth Officer are home from school in Bristol.

Wm. Ray was here from Monterey on business Saturday.

K.L.French has received a letter from his son, Paul, written May 29 stating that he had appendicitis and was in the hospital in England.

Mable and Sidnie Bilbrey and Christene and Rose McCormick are visiting Mrs. W.Y. Keisling at Nettle Carrier.

John Ferril visited his two brothers and sister at Alpine over Sunday.

Berry Jones and his son-in-law, Cy. Neely, have bought a farm near Monterey and will move form Nettle Carrier.

John Ledford, a prosperous farmer, died at his home near West Fork Saturday, aged about sixty-five. He leaves a wife and several children.


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