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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

July 10, 1919 to July 16, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

There may be something in "love at first sight" but it would pay folks to take the second look before matrimony. Lynn-tinsley Mr. Samuel Lynn, of Tinsley's Bottom, and Miss Margarett Tinsley, of Gainsboro, were married Sunday evening at 4:30 o'clock, while seated in an automobile near the Roaring River bridge, W.N. Dycus performing the ceremony. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Lynn, of Tinsley's Bottom, and a young man of sterling character, while the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hohn Tinsley, deceased, and a young lady of many graces and charm of character.

Henry Ford and his son, Edsel, are now in complete control of the Ford Motor Company, having recently bought out the minority stockholders. It is announced that they will continue to run the business on the profit-sharing basis with the employees. It looks like the Ford is to claim its share of popularity even under the fire of all other competing machines.

Blackberry season is about over, cut short by the dry weather.

More whiskey is being drunk now than when we had open saloons in every town.

You get results when you advertise. Wanted Foxes, alive and unhurt, young or old. Grays $1.25. Reds $2.00. Save costly poultry by catching the foxes. Enclose stamp for easy method of catching. Chas. Barnes, Route 3

On July 8 an airplane, the "Bluebird" flew from San Francisco to San Diego, a distance of 610 miles at the rate of 148 1/2 miles an hour. This is a new record rate, but 'plane men claim it can be maintained.

Lost - Gold watch, open face, lady's photo inside. Lost between Livingston and Waller's Store. Reward for return. Muncie Almonrode

Mr. and Mrs. Erbie Ledbetter visited friends last Sunday.

Miss Allie Maynord has accepted a position at Carthage.

Dow Waller is having a new store house built.

Clay Sweat is right sick.

Tom Brown has bought the small farm of Ed Poston's just west of town.

Mrs. John Gann, of Nashville, is visiting her brother, C.P. Gray.

Sherlie and Gentry Copeland arrived from Granite, Okla. Tuesday in response to a message that their mother, Mrs. J.M. Copeland was quite sick.


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