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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 10-31-2001

70 Years Ago




October 24, 1931 to October 30, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Abner Poston, of Rickman, visited Guston Swallows last week.

Father Sage says, "An optimistic old married man says it is better to have loved and been bossed then to have loved and lost."

John Goolsby died October 6, 1931, at his home 3 miles north of Hilham and was buried at the McDonald graveyard in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends. He was 77 years-old and had been married twice. He was the father of 17 children and leaves a wife, several children, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Cleo Smith is on the sick list.

Weather in Hilham is dry.

Clure Poston, of Old Hickory, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ridley McCulley.

Mrs. Burr Qualls and son, Otto, were in Cookeville Monday.

Dave Wilson is visiting his brother, George, who is very sick.

Burr Gore has recently moved back to Rickman from Livingston.

Marion Davis was taken real sick Saturday.

Mrs. Rachel Owens, who has been sick for some time, is better.

Ruth White, of the Alpine school faculty, was in town last Saturday shopping.

Mrs. Eula Davis and two daughters, Eliza and Jessie, and Mrs. Robert Nually were in Cookeville Saturday shopping.

Mrs. Robert Padgett and little daughter, Roberta, visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Little, at Byrdstown, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Stockton attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Minerva Stockton, at Paron Thursday. Others who attended were Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Averett, Judge L.D. Bohannon, Mr. and Mrs. Jam White, Beeland White, Lillian White, Mrs. C.G. Gore, Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Joe Swallows, Mrs. Cunningham, Miss Oda Bilbrey, Mrs. Marvin McCormick, and two daughters, Rose and Anna, and Mrs. Roy H. Smith.

Mrs. John Clark went to Nashville last week for medical treatment.

Mrs. Tom Huddleston is spending the week with her brother, Tom Zachry, near Oakley.

Mrs. Jim Arney and children, of Lillydale, have moved into the house recently vacated by Mr. Reeves.

Mr. and Mrs. Blanche Duke, of Nashville, are guests this week of Mrs. Duke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A.D. Smith.



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