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80 Years Ago

Archives 04-05-2000

80 Years Ago


April 1, 1920 to April 7, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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April Farm Work April is a month of great activity in the field. It is the month of soil preparation and seeding that determines to a large extent his progress of the crop season.

The highest service of love is not to console but to inspire; not to comfort but to stimulate.

The Quartely Court
A rather spasmodic session of the court was held Monday, with a small majority of the justices present.
Releasements were perhaps heavier than usual, an order releasing "all ex-service men" who were out of the County on Jan. 10, 1919, from paying poll tax carried the heaviest item.
All road commissioners were ordered to have bridges in their district repaired, if in need.
The following were elected as an equalization board: L.P. Speck, L.N. Oakley; T.C. Coffman, T.J. Ray and A.A. Windle.
The salary of the County chairman was fixed at $600, just double what was paid last year.
Justices G.V. Richardson, J.B. McDonald and T.J. Stewart were appointed to assist the Chairman and Clerk in fixing a tax rate.
The court went on record of favoring an increase of about $9,000 in the school fund. The second batch of $50,000 of pike bonds was ordered to be issued.

Miss Clydia Vaughn went to Cookeville today to have her tonsils removed. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. R.L. Farley.

Miss Pearl Wisdom arrived from Alabama Sunday night, where she has been teaching. She went to her home at Eagle Creek Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Cason, of Carthage, were here over Sunday, the guests of her parents, Capt. and Mrs. T.F. Stephens.

Mrs. Barnes, of Cookeville, spent this week with her mother for a few weeks.

Dillon - Gunnels
A happy marriage was that of Mr. Joe Dillon and Miss Etta Gunnels at the Brown Hotel last Sunday afternoon.
The happy couple, with a few invited guests, went to the home of the groom's father, Mr. Henry Dillon and enjoyed a bounteous supper.
Mr. Dillon is an ex-soldier who saw much service in Europe. Since his return home he bas been employed in the J.K. Winningham grocery and restaurant. His bride has made her home for several years with Mrs. Tom Brown.

Brant Eubank and daughter, Miss Lola, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Zachry, Archie Qualls and Herman Eubank attended the funeral of their kinsman, Elbert Bilbrey, at Monterey, Saturday.

Elmer Peek and wife were here from Crawford this week.


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