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80 Years Ago

Archives 01-10-2001

70 Years Ago


Jaunaury 10, 1931 to January 16, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Richard Matthews, 38, World War veteran of Rickman, was found dying beside a railroad track one mile west of Cookeville 9:30 o'clock Saturday night. Matthews died 20 minutes later on the way to Cookeville for treatment. An inquest by Coroner J.B. Dow gave a verdict that Matthews had been struck by a train. Sheriff Hubert Crawford of Putnam County conducted an investigation Sunday on the theory that Matthews met with foul play. Matthews, who is a nephew of Billy Matthews, former representative from Overton County, was brought back to Rickman for burial.

1930 - 19,605
1920 - 18,832
1910 - 17,275

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Key of Okolona visited Mrs. Key's mother and sister, Mrs. George Murphy and Mrs. Maggie Mofield, near Rickman recently.

Mrs. Florence Harris is with her brother, Hiram Bilbrey, of Algood, who is very sick.

Burr Qualls and son, Otho, attended the funeral of Jim Pointer at Algood Sunday.

Roscoe Bilbrey, who is attending school in Livingston, spent last week-end with family in Okolona.

Alfred Barlow and Walter Franklin have gone to work on Hughel Carwile's well in Hilham.

Haskill Smith has moved in the house with Joe Hill and will build a house soon.

Jeff Cobble and family visited with Marlon Phillips Saturday and Sunday.

Rubbie Poston and Bonnie Findley spent Saturday with Grace Hood.

Zona West has gone back to Detroit.

The school in Hilham is progressing nicely.

Arkley Copeland visited Bailey Stockton of Bethlehem Sunday.

Getting wood and building fires seems to be the order of the day.

Sam Johnson and family visited at Bud Geesling's Sunday.

Dave Allen was buried January 8 at Blackman's Fork.

Tennessee Carr, 75, widow of John Carr, died January 10. She leaves two sons, Jim and Alvin, and grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Camp Ground Sunday.




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