February 27, 1932 to March 4, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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W.Y. Boswell dead after brave fight
W.Y. Boswell is dead at his home in Oakdale after fighting a gallant
with death, a fight characteristic of all his battles, although
he had won more than he lost. Mr. Boswell, who had been ill for
several weeks, grew steadily weaker and died Thursday morning at
about nine o’clock. He was 47 years-old and was prominent in the
affairs of Tennessee life, having been in the General Assemby in
its past session. Funeral services were Friday at Harriman. His
brother, W.H. Boswell, is Overton County Court Clerk. W.Y. Boswell
was born in Monroe near Overton County. He received his elementary
education in the schools of this and other surrounding counties.
He graduated from the law department of Cumberland University at
Lebanon, and practiced law at Oakdale. He became prominent in the
Tennessee Legislature, which weakened him from the fight he had
to make. He had been critically ill for several weeks. His father,
George Boswell, and a sister, Mrs. W.W. Windle, together with his
widow and two sons, survive him.
Early Pemberton, son of Mrs. Fannie Pemberton of Livingston, is
in the Sino-Japanese war zone on board the U.S.S. Saratoga.
Son of Famous Flyer Kidnapped
Charles Augustus Linbergh, Jr., 20 month-old child of Col. and Mrs.
Linbergh, was kidnapped out of his nursery Tuesday, where he lay
ill of a cold. A note, demanding $50,000 for the child’s freedom,
was reported to have been found.
Eat, drink, and smoke today at the West Side Cafe (formerly Little
Joe's), now under new management.
"Dear Lovelorn adviser: I had a quarrel last night with my
wife and she threw me down stairs. What should I do?" Answer:
"Move into a one-story house."
Mr. and Mrs. Booz Garrett of Timothy, were in Livingston Friday.
Tom Savage has recently erected a blacksmith shop near H.A. Sells'
Little Nell Nickens was out of school a part of this week on account
B.H. Hunt, who has been confined to his room because of illness,
Mrs. Haskell White spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Deck in Cookeville.
Issac Carr is reported to be sick with stomach trouble at his home
in West Livingston.
Overton County News
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