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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago


January 22,1920 to January 28, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)



Two important materials enter into the manufacture of a good newspaper, white paper and brains.


J.S. Fleming has bought the Roberts House property from A.G. Keisling and will, in the near future, build a modern brick residence on the site of the present building.


J.H. Gardenshire Dead
John Haskell Gardenshire died this Thursday morning at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Judge J.M. Gardenshire. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 1 P.M. and interment will take place in the city cemetery.
Mr. Gardenshire was born at Livingston, Tenn., December 21, 1845, and was a son of E.L. and Mary (McMillian) Gardenshire; was married to Elizabeth Snodgrass December 21, 1871, to which union thirteen children were born, ten of whom, together with three sisters, survive. His beloved wife preceded him to the grave nearly eight years.
He died January 22, 1920 at the age of 74 years, one month and one day.


R.F. Smith asks us to say that he lost a pair of black, woolen gloves somewhere in Livingston on the 16, and would be pleased to have them returned.


A rat breeds 6 to 10 times a year, averaging ten young to a litter.


Mr. Arthur Maddox and Miss Ruth Farley were married at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A.G. Keisling, Monday evening.
Mr. Maddox is a son of Esq. Charlie Maddox. He graduated here in 1918.
The bride is the daughter of the late George Farley. She has been a very popular teacher for the past few years.
They will leave Thursday for Akron where they will make their home.


Foster Winton died at his home near Alpine early Thursday. He got up seemingly as well as usual, but soon took a fainting spell, from which he never recovered. He leaves a wife and several children.


Paul McCormack, a student in T.P.I., visited home folks over Sunday.


Miss Ina Myers is home from North Carolina for a few weeks vacation.


Ladies Aid Meeting
The Ladies Aid held a well attended meeting Jan. 20 at the home of Mrs. Margaret Barnes, with the president, Miss Lou Estes presiding.
The following officers were elected for the year: Mrs. J.B. Dale President, Mrs. J.A. Miller secretary and Mrs. E.C. Knight treasurer.
The next meeting will be with Mrs. R.L. Mitchell, Feb. 3rd.




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