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80 Years Ago

Archives 03-07-2001

70 Years Ago



March 7, 1931 to March 13, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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John H. Eldridge, 59, died of pneumonia at his home in Timothy last Saturday, March 7. He was a man of high standing and an industrious well-to-do farmer. He had been twice married, first to Miss Burchett, who died in 1906, and later to Miss Smith, who survives him. His is also survived by two sons and two daughters, Shirley Eldridge, Lester Eldridge, Mrs. Stanton Maynard, and Mrs. Roy Holeman. One brother, Robert Eldridge, and one sister, Mrs. Rillie Wright, widow of Aus Wright of Hilham, also survived him. A.F. (Dock) Eldridge is also an uncle of the deceased. Interment was at the Concord Cemetery in the third district.

Last Saturday afternoon Maud Bertrum and Erma Pile were cut up considerably when their car crashed into a culvert east of Livingston. The girls were teaching at Wilder and were on their way to Livingston. They were driving slowly and the high wind was supposed to be the cause of the accident.

Mr. and Mrs. Gayther Bilbrey of Windle are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Amos Nichols Bilbrey.

The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Carr is seriously ill.

Clyde Carmack had his tonsils removed last Monday.

Miss M.C. Bowman was in Windle Monday.

Sewel Pennington worked a part of last week for James T. Hooten.

Stella Austin spent the day with her mother, Mrs. Mary Neely.

Elbert Hall and Gladys Norris have gone to Old Hickory to get work.

Mrs. Jane Walker of Macedonia died Thursday, March 5, after several weeks of illness. She is survived by four sons, William, Dillard, George, and Herbert, two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Swafford and Mrs. O.W. Stamps, also several grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was laid to rest in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Howard Ford of Hanging Limb and Margaret Welch of Monterey were married Sunday at Monterey. There was a pound meeting held for the couple at Don Sheppard's Saturday night. The guests were Clobe Morgan, Margaret Huddleston, Evelyn Lambert, Edward Morgan, and others. Everyone brought a pound of food supplies.

Henry Poston of Cub has moved to Crawford.

Mrs. Albert Qualls and daughters, Fannie and Allie, and son, Luther, visited Mrs. Laura Hammock Thursday.


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