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80 Years Ago

Archives 03-15-2000

80 Years Ago


March 11, 1920 to March 17, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


Dead Soldiers
Photos Hundreds of fathers and mothers in the southeast who lost sons in the war will receive in the near future photographs of the graves where their boys are buried.
American Red Cross photographers took photographs of 75,000 graves in France that were marked with the names of the dead.

A reformed office seeker says a politician is like rubber in two respects; toughness of life and elasticity of conscience.

A very pretty wedding was that of Mr. Graydon Cason and Miss Nona Stephens at the home of the bride last Friday afternoon. The groom is manager of the Carthage Marble Works. The bride is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Tim F. Stephens. While yet only a school girl, she is a great favorite among her classmates, who were the wedding guests.
They left immediately for Cookeville. They were accompanied by Joe Dillon and Miss Etta Gunnels.

28 inch percale 25 yard. 36 inch brown domestic 25 yard. Dress gingham as low as 27 1/2 yard. Flemming & Myers

Miss Mildred Cass has returned and resumed her place as music instructor in the Academy.

Miss Maude Mitchell is still very sick with some stomach trouble.

Mrs. Willie Wright isn't much better.

Investigate This Offer Men! Suits to order very special $39.50 Overton Supply Co.

Dow Waller was here from Baxter a few days ago.

Influenza Fatality
Influenza is reaping a terrible harvest in this county.
Mrs. W.H. Gunnels died near Allons a few days ago. Last Sunday Mrs. Fayette Gunnels, wife of Esq. Gunnels died. Two of James Stover's children died the latter part of the week.
A small girl of W.P. Holt died Saturday night. On Saturday J.C. (Jonathan) McDonald died at West Fork. He was sick only a few days. Mrs. John Andrew Langford, of Allons died recently. Sid Masters died near Hilham only a few days ago.

Paul French has returned to Nashville after a few days with his little niece, Miss Eliza Davis, who has been quite sick.



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