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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 09-12-2001

70 Years Ago




September 5, 1931 to September 11, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Livingston Grammar School opened Monday with an enrollment of 375, with an expected 400 total to come later.

Showers are nice before the wedding if the storm doesnÕt come later.

Only 11 Veterans of Civil War Remain
Overton County has 11 citizens who either fought for the Gray or the Blue in the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, their ages ranging from 85 to 93. They are as follows: Confederates Felix G. Bilbrey, Livingston, age 87. Arkley F. Christian, Hilham, age 85. A.L. Dale, familiarly known as High Dale, Livingston, age 91. Robert F. Moody, Waterloo, age 93. Elvin K. Mooredock, Livingston, age 90. Ben Frank Smith, Livingston, age 87. Jacob J. Shelton, Booz, age 90. Federal Arby Gaw, Hilham, age 85. Overton Gore, Livingston, age 86. George W. Reagan, Monroe, age 87. Alvin P. Vaughn, Poteet, age 86. Each veteran is receiving a pension from the State of Tennessee or the United States Government.

Dr. J.D. Capps is in Nashville for medical treatment.

W.Y. Boswell, of Oakdale, is visiting his brother, W.H. Boswell, of Livingston.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Halfacre announce the birth of a boy on August 16.

Mrs. Martha Fleming, of Hilham, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. B.H. Hunt.

Mrs. L.W. Stover and son, Clyde, of Oakley, have been visiting Mrs. Mack Smith.

Mrs. Lula Officer and daughter, Kathryn, of Monterey, have been visiting Mrs. OfficerÕs mother, Mrs. M.D. Miller.

Mrs. John Singleton, who has been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Copeland, of Alpine, is reported better.

Mrs. Cato Taylor and children spent Sunday with Mrs. TaylorÕs parents, Judge and Mrs. C.E. Snodgrass, of Crossville.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Gunter and children, of Twinton, spent the week-end with Mrs. GunterÕs parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eastland and son, Charles Ray, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Bockman at Sparta.

Grover Myers and family and Miss Willie Qualls visited his mother and sister, Mrs. Malissie Myers and Mrs. Verlie Qualls last Saturday night and Sunday.

Crops are very good in Gigar Springs.




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