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80 Years Ago

Archives 12-05-2001

70 Years Ago




November 28, 1931 to December 4, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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One of Pickett's Oldest Citizens Has Passed
Issac Woolsey Smith, 78, died at the family homestead at Chanute on Friday, after a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born May 24, 1853, the son of Issac Smith, recognized as one of the most substantial citizens in the old county of Pickett. He was married to Ellen B. Reno, and to that union, three children were born: two daughters, Mrs. William Beatty and Gussie, and one son, Carlton, all of whom survive. Mr. Smith served two terms as justice of the peace from his district. He was also a member of the county school board. Funeral services were held Sunday at home. Burial was in the family cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ann Peterman, of North Livingston, is visiting her daughters, Mrs. Bertha Needham, Mrs. Dellas McCormick, and Mrs. Dortha Smith.

J.S. Ferrill, who has been sick, is improving.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Evans was buried at Fredonia Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bilbrey, of Hartsville, are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bilbrey.

Gladys Wiggins and Rose Hart Dale attended the Tennessee-Kentucky game.

Those attending Miss Jessie Lee's Thanksgiving party on November 26th were Flossie Bilbrey, Gusta Lea, Alba Howard, Alma Howard, Alma Qualls, Georgie Lee Matthews, Nettie Fay, Laura and Lucille McCormick, Jessie Lee and Marson Wilmoth, Otho Qualls, Carlie Qualls, Rosco Bilbrey, Clyde Bilbrey, John Douglas Carlock, Charles Carlock, Frank Matthews, Herman Cooper, Carl Stockton, and Bradley Qualls.

Enloe Speck, who is attending the University of Tennessee, spent the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Speck.

Mrs. Mack Smith is confined to her room, suffering from injuries of an automobile accident.

Mr. and Mrs. Ance Dale are visiting Mrs. Dale's brother, W.A. Overton, in Jackson County.

Mrs. Grider Looper is suffering with a sore foot.

Mrs. Cecil Windle is sick this week.

Booze Garrett, of Timothy, was in town Wednesday.

Robert Officer was in Glasgow, KY, last week.

Dr. and Mrs. Brown were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Ownstoy Thanksgiving.

Senator A.F. Officer is attending the state legislature this week.



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