December 31, 1932 to January 6, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Pat Officer, of Livingston, was elected Speaker of the Senate Monday
without opposition in the first caucus of the 68th Tennessee General
Mrs. Celina Jane Brown, 70, wife of E.M. "Mape" Brown,
died at her home near Flatt Creek Thursday, December 29, after a
brief illness with flu and pneumonia. Before her marriage, in 1881,
she was Miss Celina Jane Mangum, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Magnum. She spent her entire life in the community where she
died. She is survived by her husband and three children: sons Fayete
Brown of Celina and Pearl Brown, who resided in California for the
past few years, and daughter Sallie, wife of Jasper Talley; and
also by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial was
in the Camp Ground Cemetery.
Mrs. Amanda Byers Swallows died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Issac Buckner, at Monterey, on Wednesday, December 28 at age 87.
Her activities and memory up until the day of her death were remarkable.
She and her husband were married in 1864 and lived together for
68 years. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom survive.
The pallbearers were her grandsons.
One finger was flown from the left hand of Andy Davis of the Third
District of Overton County on Christmas Day when a firecracker he
was holding exploded. Mr. Davis is a farmer and has several children.
Mrs. Martha Holman, 75, widow of the late Richard Holman, died
at the home of her son, Thomas Holman, in the 12th District, on
Thursday, December 29 at 2 p.m., after several months of illness.
Before her marriage, she was Miss Martha Bowman, daughter of the
late Calvin N. Bowman. Surviving are her sons, Thomas, Jacob, and
Joseph, and two brothers, John H. and Jacob, and two sisters. Burial
was at the Holman Cemetery in the 7th District.
Mrs. Martela Hammons, 67, wife of Robert Hammons, of the 5th District,
died at her home near Oak Hill, Wednesday, December 21, after an
illness of several months. She was the daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Isham Bilbrey. She was married in 1886. To this union 11
children were born. Those surviving are sons Eddie, Daily, Void,
Cecil, and Walter, and daughters Mrs. Lee Moles and Mrs. Vena Hammock.
She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harve Bilbrey and Mrs.
Lula Cantrell, and one brother, Sid Bilbrey. Burial was in the Okolona
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