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80 Years Ago

Archives 11-01-2000

85 Years Ago


October 28, 1915 to November 3, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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"Traveler" the faithful saddle horse of Judge Roberts died last Friday night. Mr. Roberts bought this horse when he started out to practice law 20 years ago. When he was elected to the bench, he refused to part with him, but put him on a life pension. He was more than 23 years old.

P.L. Carlock is getting along well with his school at Trinity.

Lum Hensley's little child is sick with diphtheria. Diner - How is it that most of the things on your menu are struck out? Waiter - Our new manager used to be an editor, sir.

Miss Alice Clark, of Wirmingham, has typhoid and is convalescent. Her sister, Mrs. G.A. Knight, spent last week with her.

Farmers are gathering corn, plowing and sowing wheat. The prospect is a large wheat crop.

Mr. Joe Copeland of Windle, passed through town last week with nice droves of cattle, going to northern markets.

Wirmingham will be beginning a school Dec. 6th.

School at Boom will close the 6th.

The B&O Drug Co. are selling 10 cent sheet music for 5 cents.

Mrs. Lony Looper is visiting relatives on the West Fork.

Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 25 this year.

W.S. Chatwell will go to Celina tomorrow to buy mules and on Friday he will buy in Willow Grove.

Stephen Myers, of Windle, was in town Monday. He is still recovering from the effects of a fall several weeks ago which he sustained while working on a house.

The box supper given at the Academy Saturday night for the benefit of the foot-ball team netted about $40.

J.W. Henson, C.A. Roberts and Cato Taylor are reported on the sick list.

Rayand Winningham sells that Apex oil at 20 per gallon. Wanted - To hire a good cow for several weeks, or would buy an extra cow at the right price. G.B. McGee, Livingston

J.K. Winningham and wife attended the dedication of the new church house at Wirmingham Sunday.



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