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Archives 05-28-2003

70 Years Ago


May 20, 1933 to May 26, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Wilder Fueds Flare Anew in 3 Ambushings
Bloodhounds on Trail
An unseen shotgun blazed from the bush to wound three more of the workers at Wilder mine and emphasize the bitter industrial struggle that has riven “the hollow” for the past eight months. The workers were: Roscoe Brewer and Ray Shepard, seriously wounded, and J.L. Asburne, all residents of the Vine Ridge Community. The ambushing, which brings the number shot by unidentified assailants to more than a dozen, occured near Vine Ridge about 5:30 o'clock this afternoon. Shepard, who preceded the other two on his way home, was the first shot. Following him, Asburn and Brewer were shot near the same spot a few minutes later, according to reports. Dr. C.A. Collins, company physician, hurried to the scene. His report had not been received by press time. The wounded boys are between 18 and 19 years of age and all had been working at the mine. A posse is scouring the woods tonight for a trace of the ambushers. Bloodhounds have been sent in for an attempt to trail them.

Odd But True: The meat from 125,000 horses is used for food every year in the United States.

Robert E. Moody celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, May 25. He bears the distinction of being the oldest man in Overton County and the eldest of four surviving Confederate soldiers who are receiving pensions from the State of Tennessee. He enlisted early as a Confederate volunteer and was in many hard-fought battles, receiving a serious gunshot wound in the battle of Murfreesboro. More than 100 of his relatives were present for his birthday celebration. His children are Robert F. Moody, Birch and William F. Moody, Mrs. William Moore, Mrs. E.C. Lawson, and Mrs. James Thompson, all of whom were present at the celebration. The other surviving Confederate soldiers of Overton County are Jacob J. Shelton, 92, Felix G. Bilbrey, 91, and Arkley F. Christian, 87.

The four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Smith, of near Taylors Crossroads, was bitten by their dog Monday. The dog, which appeared to be mad, was killed and the head sent by Dr. E.W. Clark, director of the local health department, to the laboratory at the State Department of Public Health. If it is found that the dog had rabies the child will be given the Pasteur treatment.

Carver Dishman and Miss Oda Bilbrey were married Sunday, May 14.









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