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80 Years Ago

Archives 8-11-99

80 Years Ago

August 7, 1919 to August 13, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Miss Lola Bell Snodgrass arrived home last week from a visit of several weeks with friends in Washington, New York and other points.

W.L. Guthrie has bought the Geo. T. Renfro property on Prospect Hill and they plan to move to it at once.

Overton County is to get two heavy motor trucks and a twenty ton tractor as its allotment of road building machinery to be furnished by the War Department. These machines will be here in a few days.

We are glad to correct our account of the killing of Adophus Smith by saying that the young men who were with him claim that he was not drinking. We wrote the account from rumor, which is not always true.

Paul French arrived Tuesday from army service in France.

Misses Gertrude and Ruth Officer are visiting friends in Pikeville.

Mrs. J.M. Birdwell and children are visiting her mother in Macon county.

James Lea, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Lea, died at noon to-day. He will be buried at Bethleham to-morrow.

Capt. C.E. Myers celebrated his 89th birthday last Thursday with a dinner at which his children were special guests.

Miss Sue Vaughn has returned to her home in Nashville after a three weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. J.T. Lansden.

Mrs. Roe Denton and sons, of Onenta Ala,. are visiting her brother, Judge W.R. Officer, and her sister, Mrs. C.J. Cullom.

Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Hopkins chaperoned a crowd to Algood on the motor Sunday evening. They took supper at the Rector Springs.

We have been calling Dr. A.B. Qualls new brick residence a bungalo, but find it has two full stories besides the basement. There will be ten rooms above the ground.

Benton Hopkins and wife, of Hull, were here this week having dental work done.

Livingston is suffering from a drought. Most other sections of the county seem to have had very good rains.

Mrs. Charles Gray has returned from Red Boiling Springs. She was accompanied by her neice, Miss Compton.

Miss Buna Maynord has returned to Watertown after an extended visit with homefolks.

Houston Roberts has returned to Nashville.

S.A.D. Smith has rented rooms from H.C. Coleman and is moving his family back from Maryville.


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