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80 Years Ago

Archives 03-06-2002

70 Years Ago




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' mill.

Little Nell Nickens was out of school a part of this week on account of sickness.

B.H. Hunt, who has been confined to his room because of illness, is better.

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.


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