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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-17-2000

85 Years Ago


May 13, 1915 to May 19, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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J.M. Wright and Shady Garrett, of Wirmingham, were in town last Friday on business connected with the estate of Fred Wright, whose untimely death was reported last week. He was a son of J.M. Wright, and a brother-in-law of Mr. Garrett.

Mr. and Mrs. John Linder, of Monroe, visited their daughter, Mrs. Clay Sweat, Sunday.

Mrs. Noah Todd who has been sick is reported better.

Mrs. Tilford McDonald, of Nettle Carrier, spent Monday with her sister, Mrs. Harrison Ledbetter.

The strawberry season is on in dead earnest. Strawberries will soon run the poultry industry a close second in this state.

We prefer baseball to cannon balls.

Mayor W.D. Guthrie and W.J. Chilton left this morning for Chattanooga to attend the Dixie Highway conference, which is to decide the route. Judge Roberts is at Wartburg and General Officer is at Cookeville, and both will go to Chattanooga provided they can get away from their courts.

When you hear a man say, "Every man has his price," he is looking for a buyer.

Reports of the killing of Will Burks by Deputy Marshal Tyler show us to have errored in stating last week that Burks was passing near the still and was mistaken for a moonshiner. He seems to have been interested in the still, and according to his statement before he died, he was going away from the still with an axe to peel some bark and started to run when he saw the officer. Tyler is said to claim that Burks attacked him with the axe. The wound was in the back.

James Spurrier, of Watertown, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas.

A good shower came this morning and greatly refreshed all kinds of vegetation.

L.R. Mullins and family, Mrs. D. Mullins and Miss Lula Winton, of Nettle Carrier, are attending the commencement at the Academy.

John (Doogan) Smith, of West Fork, was in town on business Monday.

Detway Dennis and Tommy Maynard, of Willow Grove, visited their sister, Mrs. B.N. Howard, last week.

Fayette and Demsey Bowden, of Boatland, visited S.V. Bowden this week.


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