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.
OVERTON COUNTY POPULATION
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
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
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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