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80 Years Ago

Archives 9-1-99

80 Years Ago

August 28, 1919 to September 3, 1999
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


A Weight prodigy Odie Taylor, six years and seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Finnie Taylor, has the weight record of this region. Although his height is about that of an ordinary boy of his age, the child weighs 178 pounds. At birth he weighed 14 1/2 pounds. The boy's mother weighs 108 pounds, and his father 130 pounds. He has a four year old brother who weighs 48 pounds.

Maurice Webb is in Monterey this week.

Will Chatwell and R.N. Chilton are in Nashville this week.

Mrs. J.H. Myers and little daughter, Jean, are in Nashville this week.

The Livingston Cornet Band will play for the Willow Grove fair this week.

Bob Poston and wife were up from Oak Hill Monday shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Bussell came up from Algood and spent Sunday with their sons, T.A. and W.A. Bussell.

Mrs. Emma Eldridge is visiting relatives at Monterey and Crossville this week.

R.W. Ledbetter has opened a feed store next door to the Watertown Produce Co.

Mrs. L.F. Zachary and children spent Sunday with her brother, Abe Copeland, at Nettle Carrier.

Marshall Reeser has accepted a position with Stephen's grocery store.

Roy Oakley went to Nashville yesturday where he will attend Draughn's Business College.

Mrs. Ella Howard and daughter of Monroe, stopped in town Monday. They had been to Cookeville to visit her sister, Mrs. Kirby.

Miss Carson Moody has returned to her home in Cookeville. She was accompanied by Miss Verna Huddleson.

M.J. Qualls carried away the following blue ribbons on his Angus cattle from the Cookeville fair: Sweepstakes; best male, any age, $10.00; best male from 2 to 3 years old, $7.50; best calf from 6 to 12 months old, $5.00.

According to the Jamestown Record, an eleven year old boy has been confined in the poor house. Would it not be better for someone to take the boy into a family home where he might have a chance to grow up to be a useful citizen?

William J. Ray has returned from Akron, Ohio Monday and has accepted a position as teacher at Hilham.



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