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80 Years Ago

Archives 08-01-2001

70 Years Ago



August 1, 1931 to August 7, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Samuel Johnson, father of sheriff, died Tuesday Samuel Johnson, age 88, Confederate soldier and one of the oldest and best citizens of Overton County, died at his home Tuesday night after a brief illness. He was the father of S.F. Johnson, Sheriff of Overton County, re-elected last Saturday. His other surviving children are Mrs. Bob Dale, Celina, Mrs. Monroe Allen, Algood, Mrs. Philander Terry, Cookeville, Mrs. Morrison Clinton, of Texas, Mrs. Henry Bailey, Kirk Johnson, and Daniel Johnson. His remains were buried at the family cemetery on Roaring River in Jackson County.

Doctors advise sleeping with windows open. Burglars also favor it.

M.A. Burgess was in Allons Sunday.

A decoration will be held at the Highland Cemetery Sunday, August 9.

Mrs. Ettie Ledbetter visited her daughter, Mrs. Otis Speck, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Vollie P. Moss and two children, of Rickman visited friends in Livingston Saturday.

Inez Bilbrey, who is teaching in Cravens Town, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Bilbrey last weekend.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gurlie Dale, on July 30, a baby boy .

School is progressing nicely in Rickman, with an enrollment of approximately 175.

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Talley, of Oak Ridge, visited her aunt, Mrs. Ebb Boatman, of Rickman last week-end.

Audie Maynord, who is teaching at Poplar Springs, visited her mother, Mrs. D.W. Maynord last week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Harris West and two sons, Billie and Johnnie, visited her sister, Mrs. Hobson Dale, near Bethlehem, last week-end.

Miss Odell Clark has been quite sick.

Grace Dalaney is visiting relatives in Pickett County.

Mrs. Harvey Wood visited Mrs. G.C. Peek Thursday.

Henry Murphy sold his produce business to Vess C. Maynord, of Algood.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ashburn are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bilbrey.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Blount moved to their property on East Main St. last week.



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