November 4 - 10, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Belle McDonald Eldridge, born February 8, 1859, died October 25,
1933, being 74 years and 9 months old. She was married to William
Eldridge 48 years ago. To this union were born four children, three
surviving as follows: Luther and Charles Eldridge, and Mrs. Albert
ODD BUT TRUE - In the early Christian era, birthdays were cursed
and death days were celebrated.
Bruce Estes has accepted a position with the Highway Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Booz Garrett announce the birth of a boy.
Mrs. Sarah Conner, of Old Bethel, was in town Friday.
W.H. Boswell, S.F. Johnson, and Albert Evans have returned from
a visit to the Century of Progress in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Flowers have moved from Hawkins' Town to
West Main Street.
Will Rogers recently explained why banks were in trouble. "Don't
blame it all on the bankers," he said. "When we all needed
money they loaned it to us, but when they needed it we couldn't
pay it back."
Little Junior Freeman is some better.
A.F. Christian, a Confederate veteran of Hilham, visited Mr. and
Mrs. W.T. Brown last week.
"Aunt" Babe Daniels died October 24th at her home near
Monroe after several months illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Dud Coleman, of Taylor's Crossroads, were in town
on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Qualls and son, of Jamestown, visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Smith, of Allred, Sunday.
Jim Taylor, of Hilham, has moved to Mrs. Joan Lane's farm.
Bethel Geesling, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Geesling, has a bad
case of typhoid fever.
A bridge is being built at Flatt Creek, on the Hilham and Windle
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Sullivan, of Hilham, are visiting their sons,
Claude and Hanford, in Anderson, IN.
James T. Hooten's mother is very ill.
Mrs. Lizzie McDonald, 87, died at her home in North Livingston
Monday, October 30. Before the War Between the States, she was a
slave, brought from Virginia to Overton County at the age of 7.
She was the mother of 15 children, 8 of whom survive, 3 daughters,
and 5 sons. Burial was Tuesday in the Cash graveyard.
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