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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-02-2001

70 Years Ago



May 2, 1931 to May 8, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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George O. Knight Succumbs
George Oswell Knight, age 82, died at the City Hospital in Cookeville on Tuesday evening, May 5 at 2 o'clock, as the result of injuries received by being struck by an automobile on Highway No. 24, in Livingston on Friday evening, March 10. Mr. Knight was walking along the street in East Livingston and while crossing the street was struck by the car, although it is claimed the accident was unavoidable. Mr. Knight was born February 14, 1850. He was married to America Emmaline Dillon on September 27, 1870 at the residence of her father, John H. Dillon, in then Overton County (now in Pickett). To this union were born six children: Edward Knight, Mrs. J.W. Bensen, Rebecca Jane Knight, who died October 23, 1898, Mrs. Geo. L. West, Mrs. Lonnie Qualls, and Mrs. S.E. Cunningham. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the grave many years ago. The services at the grave were in charge of Livingston Lodge No. 259 of which Mr. Knight was the oldest member.

April Marriage Licenses
Oscar Brown and Trula Bennet; C.B. Ray and Lucy Eldridge; McCoy Wright and Auda Howard; Clymer Keisling and Eula Conner; Clura D. McClain and Lora M. Copeland; J.T. Sidwell and Charity Smith; J.C. Chambers and Lara Padgett; Lawrence Brown and Etta Neely.

Lloyd Cole, who had been very ill, is better.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Huffer visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Sherill, last Sunday.

J.H. Watkins lost his only work horse Thursday night.

Alvin Seber has been repairing his dwelling.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Davis and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Kerr, last Sunday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clove Garrett of near Gunter, on the 15th of April, a baby boy.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cope on May 4, a baby girl. She is the first grandchild for Mr. and Mrs. Crouch and second for Mr. and Mrs. John Cope.

Work on the road from Buford's store to the Kentucky state line is progressing nicely under the supervision of Mr. Loftis. He expects to reach the Cross Roads store on the money he now has. He will then start grading the road from Cross Roads store to Willow Grove.

Archie Staggs and Vesta Sullivan were quietly married Sunday.





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