September 15-21, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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There will be decoration at the Timothy graveyard the fourth Sunday
in September in the morning and dinner on the ground and singing
in the afternoon. Everybody is invited to come and bring a bunch
of flowers and a basket of dinner.
James Calvin Carr, youngest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Brooks
Carr, born April 22, 1852, near Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee,
where a brother still resides. Here he, four brothers, and five
sisters were born and reared.
On October 11, 1877, he was united in marriage to Mary Isabelle
Gore. Nine children came to bless this home, two of whom died August
21 and 24, 1886, a son, John Mitchell, age two years and a daughter,
Sarah A., age four months. For more than seven years their home
was on a farm near Livingston. In February, 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Carr
with their then five children, came to Beloit, Kansas, where they
lived until the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Mr. Carr made the
race and staked a claim and in 1894, with his family, established
the home, from where their three sons and four daughters went out
to make homes of their own, and where they have lived continuously
since. He was a pioneer of the old school, his grandparents having
come from Virginia to Tennessee soon after the close of the Revolutionary
War. This, a grand old man, a community builder, a kindly neighbor,
a Christian in the fullest sense, always unselfishly mindful of
others, and a loving and generous husband and father to whom his
loved ones are forever indebted for the high ideals and loyal principles
so earnestly exemplified in his long, useful life, which came to
a close on August 11, 1934, as he entered the realms of sunset too
bright for man to enter without probation, his spirit returned to
God who gave it. Those left to follow are his beloved wife and three
sons; Ridley J., of Glendale, Ariz., F. Burr of the home; James
C. Jr., of Baca County, Colorado; four daughters, Mrs. C.D. Evans
of Lamont, Okla.; Mrs. William Wilson of Lindsay, Calif.; Mrs. E.B.
McMahan of Boise City, Okla.; Mrs. H.B. Hamilton of Baca County,
Colorado; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one adopted
grandson; and a brother, W.C. Carr of Livingston, Tennessee.
Gladys Brown has returned home after visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Gilpatrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Savage announce the birth of a boy named George
Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Ray visited Bradley Ramsey Saturday.
Lester Garrett was at John Milton's last week.
Dora Lee Gunnels is sick.
Farmers in Palestine are busy with their hay.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570