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80 Years Ago

Archives 01-02-2002

70 Years Ago




December 26, 1931 to January 1, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Bailey Bilbrey, 63, of the Third District, died last Thursday of blood poisoning last Saturday after an illness of a few days. He was a farmer and a native of Overton County and well and favorably known. He was a son of the late F. Marion Bilbrey. He is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Nina Farley, and five small children, and five children by his former marriage, as follows: Hershel, Harley, Mabel, Audie, and the other not noted. Burial was at Holly Springs.

Fire, thought to have originated in a defective flue, destroyed the home of John M. Matthew at Rickman Tuesday evening. Most of the household goods were also destroyed. It has not been learned as the amount of insurance he carried, if any.

The purchase of a modern fire truck for the city of Livingston is being considered by Mayor C.J. Cullom, the Board of Commissioners, and members of the Livingston Fire Department. E.B. Gray, J.M. Garrett, Floyd Smith, and S.B. Smith went to Stanford, Ky., Tuesday to inspect an engine of the type that is being considered for Livingston.

Hilda Todd, of Clarkrange, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. James Young.

Tom F. McDonald, 83, former citizen of Overton County, but for the past few years a citizen of Monterey, died Tuesday, December 29, at 12:45 a.m. after a short illness. Mr. McDonald was born and reared in the Eleventh District, near Monroe, where he lived until a few years ago. He is survived by three children: Walter and Cloyd McDonald, of Crawford, and one daughter, Mrs. Auda Norrod, wife of Lonnie Norrod, of Monterey, with whom he was residing at the time of death. Funeral services were conducted at the Monroe Cemetery Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hicks, Mrs. Butter Hicks, and Mrs. Clyde Hill, of Boom, visited Mr. and Mrs. Emory Jones at Wirmingham Sunday.

Will Carr, of Sulphur, gave a barbecue Friday night. He was assisted by his sister, Myrtle.

Mr. and Mrs. Elgin McPeak and baby, Muriel, of Temperance Hall, spent Christmas with Mrs. McPeak's parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fed Copeland and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Copeland.

Mrs. W.C. Poston, of Gigar Springs, is on the sick list.

Kermit Howard, of Detroit, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, of Okolona.

Mrs. Alvin Carr has returned home after spending several days with her mother, Mrs. Alive Verble, who has been sick but who is better now.






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