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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

October 2, 1919, to October 8, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Loiler last Wednesday night, a girl.

J.W. Sweat has moved to Oak Grove where he has gone into the goods business.

Ernest Gore has moved from Allred and occupies Mrs. Ada Winton's property recently vacated by J.W. Sweat.

A technicality is a device in law by which a great wrong or injustice may be perpetrated in a perfectly respectable and legal manner.

James Garrett and Miss Myrtle Williams were married Sunday at Howards Chapel, Esq. Boswell officiating. About 75 people attended the ceremony. Mr. Garrett is the son of J.T. Garrett and the bride is the daughter of Marion Williams.

Archie Qualls has sold his farm near Olga to Sid Benson.

The first real rain since May came Saturday and Sunday.

Good coffee at Winningham & Windle for 28.

Minnis Barlow was here from Gainesboro Saturday looking after business matters.

Dr. M.B. Capps was called to Nashville Sunday to see his little granddaughter, Elizabeth Capps, who has been quite sick for several days.

E.B. Martin has moved to Washington D.C., where two of his daughters live.

Paul French who is now employed in Nashville, visited home folks here last week.

Robert Little, who has had fever, is able to be up.

B.L. Speck has sold what is known as the G.W. Dillon farm to W.M. Cherry, of Jackson county. Mr. Cherry is a fine farmer and also brings some five or six children to add to our school. Always go to Little Papas for lunch.

Mr. Cubert Gore and wife near Allred are here visiting home folks.

Mr. E.E. Peek, who is teaching school at Crawford, visited home folks here last week.

Dave H. Blaylock from Monterey was here on business last week.

Ernest Ashburn, of Cliff Springs, was married last Saturday to a girl in Dripping Springs. We do not know her name.

Forrest Stockton and Miss Bertha Barnes leave Thursday for Dexter Ga. where they will teach.

Our townsman B.F. Smith, in company with John Stewart, of Mo., both old Confederate Veterans, reminded us that to-day Oct. 8 is the 57 anniversary of the battle of Perryville, KY. Each of them took part in that combat.




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