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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago


January 29,1920 to February 4, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


The Banner Corn Club Boy of Tennessee Passes Away
Cordie Gunter, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Gunter, of Nettle Carrier, Tenn., died a few days ago while in school at Berea, Ky.
Cordie had been a member of the Corn Club for the past three years, being one of the first boys to join. He was one club boy that would do what he was told to do in cultivating an acre.
He was quietly disposed and did not talk a great deal. He was a hard worker and took very great pains with his work, looking very carefully after the smallest detail.
Cordie was seventeen years old. Cordie was the winner of the Corn Club prize for Southern States, having made the greatest yield. He was also the winner of the $25.00 prize offered by the publishers of the Progressive Farmer.

1920 is not only a leap year but February has five Sundays. This has happened only four times in 136 years, the last time was in 1880. It will not occur again until 1948.

In Memory
Mrs. Malinda G. Bilbrey was born March 22, 1839. Died Jan. 11, 1920 age eighty years and ten months. Was married to Isaac Bilbrey Dec. 6, 1855. To this union was born four sons, two of whom surviver her: E.S. Bilbrey, Finchville, Ky. and J.M.C. Bilbrey of near Booz, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard Duke, of Nashville, were the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A.D. Smith, over Sunday.

The latest arrivals to Livingston, of which we have learned, is a boy at C.P. Gray's and a girl at the home of Dave Rich.

Morgan Freeman was here this week from Algood to visit his father, C.E. Freeman.

W.R. Officer has bought Mrs. John Rich's property.

The L.A. basket ball team defeated Pleasant Hill Academy team last Friday night by a score of 24 to 15.

Drs. A.B. Qualls and M.J. Qualls returned Saturday from Foxburg, Mass. where they went after their brother E.A. Qualls. Mr. Qualls had gone to Mass. with a soldier boy to put him in the hospital, and when he arrived was taken suddenly sick with the flu. He is now improving and will probably be out in a short time.

"Aunt" Sarah Keisling has been sick the past few days.

Carlile Coe who has been teaching at Rushing Springs is here this week.

Tom Zachry was in from Oakley Saturday.


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