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80 Years Ago

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85 Years Ago


October 14, 1915 to October 20, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Carr, we are authorized to announce the name of Alvin Carr as a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff of Overton County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary to be held on Nov. 20, 1915.

Willie Babb, living near Byrdstown, lost his barn and all its contents by fire one night last week. It was said to have been the best barn in Pickett County, and he only carried $400 insurance. His total loss was about $2,500.

W.T. Bilbrey and Mrs. Tina Maynord received the news of the death of their cousin, Mrs. R.M. Langford in Celina. She was a daughter of J.M. Martin, of Timothy.

On last Sunday morning Mr. Shirlie McCormack and Miss May Swafford, of Henard, drove into town to the residence of Esq. F.G. Bilbrey, where they were married. Mr. McCormack is a popular young farmer and the bride is the daughter of Louis Swafford, another prosperous farmer. They will go to housekeeping on the Frank Smith farm, which Mr. McCormack has rented.

Dr. Qualls reports twin girls at the home of Cleybourne Gore, born Monday. He also reports a girl at the home of James Mullins, at Allons, born Sunday.

James Sims of Bowling Green, Ky., is here visiting his sister, Mrs. T.J. Ferginson.

A little lady by the name of Miss Wautaua McCormick took up her abode in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carver McCormick last Sunday.

Criminal court is in session with a large attendance of country people.

Rich Copeland and wife, of Copeland Cove, are parents of a baby boy.

Benton Hopkins was up from Hull yesterday and sold a fine span of mules to Ridley Bilbrey.

James Koger of Paducah, Ky., spent last week with his sister, Mrs. J.A. Barnes.

Lost Sunday a silver fork, blue thread tied on handle. Mrs. J.K. Winningham

For Sale
Good shelled oats 50 bu.
Good Irish potatoes 50 bu.
Good sweet potatoes 50 bu.
2 lbs. parched coffee 25
15 lbs. sugar $1.00
Flemings & Myers

Dow Waller, manager of the Waller-Colvert Produce Co., has bought the W.D. Guthrie residence near the square, and will occupy it as soon as Mr. Guthrie can vacate it. Mr. Guthrie may move to his farm.




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