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Archives 10-01-2003

70 Years Ago


September 23-29, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Irvin Allred celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday at his home, in Allred, where he was born and has lived all his life. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin A. Qualls and daughters, Helen and Clarice, and Miss Hallie Windle were hosts and active in serving refreshments. Mr. Allred, one of the oldest citizens in his community, is looking forward to his annual deer hunt in November. The Allred home referred to is the childhood home of Dr. Charles Ernest Allred, of the University of Tennessee.

Mrs. Vina Richardson, 78, died Saturday after a lingering illness. She was the widow of Peter Richardson, who died several years ago. Surviving are sons David, Henry, John, James, Edward, and Bradley, and daughters Mrs. John Newton Stover, Mrs. Sherman Harvey, and Mrs. Floyd Taylor, and brother, Henry Sells. Burial was in Cane Richardson Cemetery.

The sixth grade of Livingston Grammar School elected the following officers: Frances Dalton, president; Geraldine Davis, vice presidents; Gloria Patterson, secretary; Natalie Houtchens, treasurer; and Lela Evans, reporter.

Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the McDonald home near Alpine. The reunion was an annual event in that each of the eleven children of the family from 49 years-old to 31, all married, were present and in good health. Two sets of twins were born in the home, girls, Ola and Lola, and boys, Bill and Alfred. The McDonald's sons are Smith, Maurice, Tilford, Horace, Bill, and Alfred. Daughters are Mrs. Ola Copeland, Mrs. Florence Blair, Mrs. Sallie McDonald, Mrs. Minnie Allred, and Mrs. Lola Austin.

It takes 15 days to recover from losing 2 consecutive nights of sleep.

Mrs. Will H. Clark, of Johnson City, spent the first of the week with her mother, Mrs. T.B. Huddleston.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eastland and son, Charles Ray, spent the weekend with Mrs. Eastland's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Bockman, in Sparta.

Mr. and Mrs. Millard Burgess of Byrdstown visited Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dillon last week.

The farmers in Monroe are about finished with their work.

Tramel Huffer has gone to Akron, Ohio.

Bertha White, of Eagle Creek, is suffering with tonsillitis.

One of Edd Smith's children, of Ozone, is seriously ill.

Marie Clark spent Sunday with Aline Garrett.




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