May 6, 1915 to May 12, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Shooting Scrap at Oakley
One day last week Estes Coffee shot and seriously wounded Tom Holman
near Oakley. There seems to have been an old grudge between the
men, the gun employed was a shotgun and the shot entered the forearm
and side. Dr. Breeding was called and dressed the wound.
Both men are about 25 years of age. Holman has a wife and several
children. Coffee is still at liberty and it is reported that there
will likely be no prosecution over the affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ledbetter visited Mrs. Ledbetter's sister, Mrs.
Haze Austin, at Richard Town from Friday until Sunday.
A crowd of young people fished in Walter Wilson's pond Saturday
Miss Rose Gore returned from Oak Hill today. She had been type
writing for W.C. Cooper for several days.
L. Booher, who lived near Eagle Creek, was found dead last Saturday
near his barn. He was engaged in shoeing a horse when last noticed
by his family. Heart failure is believed to have been the cause.
He was 65 years of age and leaves a wife and several grown children.
Mrs. J.T. Garrett is very low.
Mrs. Marion Davis died at Timothy Friday.
Born to H. Davis and wife on the 6th, a girl.
Miss Dora Myers, who was with her mother during her last long sickness
and death, has returned to Cookeville. Her sister, Miss Julie, went
with her and will remain some time.
Elmer Murphy, of Hilham, is here engaged in the ball games being
played on local diamond this week.
Willard Speck has bought the auto that B.L. Speck brought from
Lebanon last week and will use it in connection with his livery
Mrs. Robert Fuqua, of Crawford, is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Little.
Miss Etta Neely, of Celina, is visiting her mother and sister,
Mrs. B.M. Stanton.
Dr. Qualls reports new girls at Jasper Bilbrey's and at Virgil
W.K. Draper made a business trip to Gainesboro last week.
Ridley Bilbrey and family, of Olga, visited at F.G. Bilbrey's Saturday
Overton County News
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