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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago


February 26,1920 to March 3, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)



A man is lucky if he can sell his experience for one-tenth its cost price.

Frank Williams has bought the Mrs. Ada Winton property and is moving into it.

S.L. Holeman was in from Route 1 yesterday.

Recently, a representative of the Courier had occasion to visit Livingston, one of the most prosperous and promising towns in Middle Tennessee.
This thriving little city is the seat of government for the County of Overton, and is noted for its good schools and progressive citizenry.
Livingston has produced some of the State's greatest men, among them, the Culloms, Goodpastures, Swopes, Fisks, Windles, Armstrongs, McHenrys.
It has the distinction at the present of being the home of Gov. A.H. Roberts and Chancellor W.R. Officer.
Before the Civil War, Overton was one of the leading counties in the state; and from the present prospects, she bids fair to regain her former prestige.

The school opened up this morning after an intermission of two weeks.

The average hen is not profitable for egg production after the second year.

Esq. G.V. Cooper, of Rickman, reports a great number of deaths from flu-pneumonia.

The national prohibition amendment has taught the people that state rights, like a rebellious child must obey daddy.

The child of Mitchell Ledbetter died of pneumonia Monday.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart are congratulating them over the advent of a big boy in their home last Friday.

"Uncle" James Estes, Livingston's oldest citizen, died early this morning. He was a few days over 91 years, but up to a few months ago has been a very busy man. He leaves a son J.H. Estes and two daughters, Misses Lou and Joan. His wife died several years ago. Burial at Good Hope at 3 p.m. today.

Mrs. Webb, of Algood, who came to wait on her sister, Mrs. John Hart, is down with flu, as is her little daughter.

A three inch snow brought March in like a lion.

Sebastion Benton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turney Benson, died at his home two miles east of Livingston at 4 p.m. Monday. Sebastion was 16 years of age, a bright boy and a student in Livingston Academy. He was taken with the flu two weeks ago later developing into pneumonia. The body was buried in the family grave yard at Okalona Tuesday afternoon.


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