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80 Years Ago

Archives 02-07-2001

70 Years Ago


February 14, 1931 to February 20, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Harold Koger, the small son of Ralph Koger and a grandson of Hayes Koger of near Alpine, was attacked by a mad collie dog last Thursday and was badly torn around the face. Sanitary officer S.B. Coward obtained the head and sent it to the state laboratory, where positive signs of rabies were found. Hydraphobia treatment is being administered to the child. Estel Dulaney, who carried the child to the physician and had some blood enter a cut on his hand, is also taking hydraphobia treatment.

John Daniels, 47, died at home on Thursday. He is survived by his widow and four daughters and two sons. He was buried in the Fellowship Cemetery. J.W. Blount Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Jacob Martin, 79, died Saturday, February 14, of stomach cancer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Young Martin and nine children, Robert, Dewy, John, Roscoe, Miss Bethemia Martin, Mrs. James M. Eldridge, Mrs. Sells, Mrs. Jake Garrett, and Miss Saraphine Martin.

W.R. Officer presided over Overton County Criminal Court last week, sitting in for Judge Harry Camp. More than 115 cases were heard.

Pauline Roberts spent the week-end with Hattie Brown in Alpine.

Mrs. James Tayse Richardson, 85, died at her home in Oakley on February 9. She was the widow of Confederate veteran James A. Richardson. She is survived by three children, George V. Richardson, John Ridley Richardson, and Miss Lizzie A. Richardson.

Mrs. Francis Wright, 87, widow of Ebb Wright, died at her home near Old Union Saturday morning. Barlow Hall and sisters, Bronzie and Louisia, were at her passing. Her body was buried in the Camp Ground Cemetery.

Helen Keller celebrates her 50th birthday this month.

Detro Lollar has moved to East Main Street.

Mrs. Emmit Conaster of Wilder was in Livingston last Saturday.

J.T. Mitchell spent the week-end with family in Livingston.

E.B. Gray has moved into his new office on the north-east corner of the square.

H.M. Mofield was in Nashville last week for medical treatment.

Mrs. W.R. Officer is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Crawford, in Memphis.



Moments In Time
Excerpts of Overton County & World History

Published January 3, 2001


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