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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

January 15,1920 to January 21, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


As a usual thing the henpecked man crows the loudest when he gets away from home.

Mrs. Minnie Hill of Texas, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Knight at Boom, passed through Sunday on her way home.

Haskell Huddleston, of Byrdstown, entered school here Monday.

Robert Officer got his hand quite seriously hurt by being caught in a printing press a few days ago.

The City Garage has just received a car load of Chevrolet automobiles for the spring trade. They introduced these cars several months ago, and they at once became quite popular.

A.L. Choat, the ax handleman, has moved his family here, and will live in Mrs. Webb's property in East Livingston.

Will Ledbetter, who has been sick for some time, is improving.

We regret to learn of death of Sam Maxfield at Oakley. He was driving home with a load of corn and dropped dead on his wagon. Heart failure was thought to be the cause of his death.

Ona Wright of Heard is visiting at J.R. Richardson's.

Johnnie Hix, Arlen West and Aunt Polly Carwile are on the sick list.

J.W. Webb's eight year old boy died with whooping cough and fever and was buried at Lynns grave yard.

Larke Allen cut his foot with an ax a few days ago.

H.C. Coleman is in the country this week holding community meetings.

Dewitt Miller, A.J. Mofield and Hassell Oakley were in Nashville the first of the week.

Sid Hudson, Walter Clark, John Davis and Fred Moore, of Algood, were here Tuesday.

Arless Hodges was in Nashville the first of the week. Big Store Deal

Lester Holman and Roy Smith have jointly bought a one-third interest in the Fleming & Myers store. The other shares are retained by J.S. Fleming and J.H. Myers.

Little Clara Irene, daughter of Will and Goolie Bilbrey, died after an illness of six weeks, Jan. 14th, 1920 at the age of 14 months 17 days. She was a bright, sweet child.




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