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70 Years Ago


June 3, 1933 to June 9, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 70 years ago contact Bob at bobncl@hotmail.com


Emmit Smith, widely known and highly respected farmer if the Seventh District, died at his home near Eagle Creek Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. Mr. Smith was candidate for sheriff of this county on the Republican ticket in the regular election on August 4, 1932, and was defeated by the present sheriff, S.F. Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Bilbrey Smith, one daughter, and two sons, Carson and Glen Smith, his mother, Mrs. Isabell Smith, five brothers, John, Charles, Walter, Ernest, and Cloves; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Keisling, Mrs. Ernest Keisling, and Mrs. Will L. Sparkman. Funeral services were conducted Thursday with burial in the Nelson graveyard.

On Sunday, May 28, William C. Murphy and his wife, Emma Jones Murphy, celebrated their Golden anniversary at their home in Hilham. The song service was led by Harold G. Copeland. All their children were present.

One-fourth of the population of the United States, or to be exact, 32,242,000 persons reside on farms.

Two miners, Cicero Maxwell, 47, and his son, Joe Maxwell, were shot from ambush by unknown assailants near their homes on Cherry branch, as they were returning from work late Saturday. Several vollies of shots were fired at the pair, seriously injuring them.

Vernie L. Ogletree, 51, a painter, and well known citizen of near Hilham, died at his home on Thursday, June 1, of typhoid and pneumonia, after an illness of several days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Gibbons Ogletree, and son Thomas, and daughter Lillian Ogletree, and four sisters, Mrs. Willie Wright, Mrs. W.T. Cook. Mrs. Ras Maxwell, and Miss Willie Mae Ogletree. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

Bill Hembree of Hilham, who had his leg broken last week, is some better.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lee are the proud parents of a girl, named Jeneva Lynell.

Mrs. Alma Mayfield and children, of Celina, spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dale, of Hilham.

Little Miss Joyce Mare Sidwell, of Cookeville, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Ann Green this week.

Little Etta Gaw, of Anderson, has been very ill for the last week.

Mrs. J.D. West visited her daughter, Mrs. D.D. Smith, Monday.

Homer Paul is working for Bob Bybee this week.









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