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70 Years Ago


November 4 - 10, 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


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 Tayse.

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 grade.

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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