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Archives 01-05-2000

80 Years Ago

January 1,1920 to January 7, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Ernest Estes and Herschel Bilbrey have bought the Floyd Speck grocery store and are invoicing. We predict a good business for these young men. Both served in the late war overseas.

Public Sale - I will sell to the highest bidder four mules, one horse, one mare, two wagons, five head of cattle, 400 bushels of corn, and some other stuff. D.W. Maynord, Netherland

Almonrode-Barnes
Lonnie Almonrode and Miss Cora Barnes were married at the home of the bride Saturday December 27. After a wedding dinner at which a number of friends of both families were present, the happy couple took the train for Texas where the groom has been located for some years. Mr. Almonrode is the son of W.W. Almonrode, a local farmer. The bride is the daughter of Esq. W.S. Barnes. She is a graduate of Livingston Academy and has taught in this state and Georgia for several years.

Miss Lizzie Cash enjoyed a happy birthday dinner on Dec. 24. The dinner was prepared for her by her friends, J.B. Dale, Eliza Hart, and T.A. Boswell.

Mrs. Ada Winton and Mrs. Martha Keisling entered a business College in Nashville last week.

Mrs. Lee Looper died on Dec. 20. She was the widow of the late Lee Looper and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sevier. She leaves two or three small children. Her body was buried in Hanging Limb beside her husband.

How many have done something since New Year they never did before! Dated a letter 1920.

The New Year
We greet the new year with much brighter prospects than we did a year ago. Then the war cloud hung heavily over the business world; now the silver lining shows with beauty and luster. Livingston never had a more promising outlook. The school is better, business enterprises are on a firmer basis, and everyone is prosperous and contented. Opportunity is knocking at our door, let's open it wide and joy and plenty will be our reward.

Maywood Copeland has bought the W.S. Chatwell property and moved in.

Mrs. Mary Cole of Allons is with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Winningham.

Howard Bohannon was in Nashville last week.

B.L. Speck spent last week in Missouri looking after his farm. His son, Bland, and his nephew, Russel Dale, accompanied him.

 

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