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80 Years Ago

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70 Years Ago




January 23, 1931 to January 29, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 80 years ago contact Bob at bobncl@lycos.com




January 17 marked the 226th anniversary of Ben Franklin, a great American who should not be forgotten amid the nation's tribute to George Washington. Without Franklin, this country might not have achieved our independence. The best known American of the 18th century, Franklin was one of the most versatile men of history. Wherever enlightened men gathered during Franklin's lifetime, they accounted him foremost in philosophy, politics, and diplomacy. The final victories of Washington on the battlefield would not have been possible but for Franklin's skill in the field of diplomacy and his winning of the French nation to America's side. Born in Boston on January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin died April 17, 1790.

Mrs. Roy H. Smith entertained with a birthday party Thursday afternoon, January 21, at her home on North Church Street, in honor of her little daughter, Patricia, on her sixth birthday. The children present were Allena Wilburn, Bettie Reeves Smith, Sammie Joyce Young, Marie Holman, Doak and Joe Capp, James Rowe, Joe Wheeler Pointer, and Charles Roy Eastland. Mrs. Smith was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Joe Pointer and Lois White.

Bej. Frank Smith, Confederate soldier, was quite ill last week. His condition is still serious. He is 88 years-old.

Prof. S.D. Bilyeu, Homer Carr, Lucile Bilyeu, and Pearl Ayers, of Hilham, were in town Saturday on business.

Mary Lillian Peek is getting along well after having her tonsils removed last week by Dr. W.M. Brown.

Mrs. Rich Copeland is out again after several days' illness.

Attention! Don't you want to cooperate with us in trying to keep yourself and your family well by sanitating your premises, by building a sanitary privy, having your water supply checked upon and screened against flies? We are at your command to assist you with these improvements. Hoping that you may see fit to follow these suggestions, we are Your Friends and Servants, Dr. E.W. Clark, health officer sam B. coward, sanitary officer

Mrs. W.A. Nickens entertained on Saturday afternoon, January 23, with a birthday party for her daughter, Nell, on her seventh birthday. The children in attendance were Natlee Houtchens, Sarah Breeding, Sammie Joyce Young, Patricia Smith, Sarah Young, Joe Capps, Billy Houtchens, Lucy Frances Mitchell, Doak Capps, and Edward and Elizabeth Windle.


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