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80 Years Ago

Archives 12-13-2000

85 Years Ago


December 9, 1915 to December 15, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Our enrollment has now reached the 500 mark which we set for Christmas, 502 are now on the roll. School will close on Dec. 17 and begin again Jan. 3.

If it's something new in ties, collars, shirts, sox, etc. for Christmas presents, see us. Flemings & Myers

Terry Gillentine has moved here from Pickett County. He now owns the blacksmith and machine shop. He has bought land south of the old depot and is preparing to build.

J.H. Loftis was over from Algood on business this week.

The girl who married a man 70 years old, because she thought he harmonized so beautifully with the antique furniture her mother left her, certainly had an eye for business.


Dawson McCulley was sick last week for two days. He is now well as usual.

A number of teachers will leave next Friday for Christmas. Among them are: Miss Officer, Miss Cook, Miss Hays, Miss Hardy, Miss Wilhite, and Mr. Garrett.

Small Child Killed
On last Friday, December 10th, John Duncan was cutting timber and his two small children were playing near him. A limb struck little Edward Ward, the oldest, on the head.
He was carried to the house and lay unconscious until 10 o'clock Saturday night and passed away. He was five years old and leaves a little brother and a little sister and a father and a mother to mourn his sad death.
The little body was laid to rest in the Red Hill graveyard on Sunday afternoon.

Killing in Crawford
Harrison Copeland shot and killed Wm. Looper at Crawford last Saturday.
Reportedly, the two were disputing about a small store account and some blows had been struck when Copeland drew a pistol and shot Looper twice, once in the head and the other in the chest. Looper was rushed toward Nashville on a train but died enroute.
Cooper was tried and bound to court and is now out on bond. Looper was a merchant and married.

Singing at Rocky Ridge next Saturday night.



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