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80 Years Ago

Archives 07-26-2000

85 Years Ago


July 22, 1915 to July 28, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Lea Dead Mrs. Annie Lea died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amy McCormick, at Henard last Thursday evening at the age of 93.
Her mind was remarkably strong and she could read the newspaper without the aid of glasses.
She was the widow of Malichi Lea, and of her twelve children, five survive her: G.W., J.H., and O.E. Lea, Amy McCormick and Rebecca Speck.
Her remains were interred in the Bethlehem cemetery Friday afternoon.

J.R. Bullock has moved his acetylene lighting plant from Hilham and installed it in his residence in Livingston.

To Buy Mules
I will be in Livingston every Monday, Friday and Saturday to buy mules. -- W.S. Chatwell

Mrs. W.C. Upton died at her home near Allons Saturday. She was a Miss Garrett before her marriage.

Ridley Mullins was down from Nettle Carrier Monday and informed us that his brother, Hudson, would leave for California today.

Walter Poston and wife spent Sunday at Monterey visiting relatives.

Schools in Reeser began Monday.

Doug Richardson is reported better.

Herbert Copeland, of Monterey, visited Will McDonald over Sunday.

Spurrier and Draper will bring their shuttle mill here soon.

Mrs. Dailey, of Nettle Carrier, died last Friday.

Sam Keisling was here from Clay County last week.

The excursion steamer, Eastland, carrying 2,500 passengers turned over in the Chicago river Saturday and more than 1,000 persons were drowned.

"Uncle" Jasper Morgan died last night at his home four miles east of town, after a few days sickness. He was more than 80 years of age. The burial will be at Bethlehem today.

A.W. Speck, Livery and Feed Stable, Automobile Service, to and from Algood and other accessible points, Experienced Driver, Livingston, Tennessee.

W.Y. Bennett has rented the Dr. Smith property near the square.

Alden Burroughs was in town Sunday to visit Prof. Taylor.

Shave - 10 cents at my shop. Strictly for cash. Tom Garrett


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