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70 Years Ago


October 7-October 12, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Bennie Clark Store Victim of Robbery

The general store of Bennie Chatt Clark, seven miles north of Livingston, was entered Sunday night through a window by thieves and $50.00 to $200.00 worth of merchandise was carried away.

It is believed the house was entered about midnight or later, but Mr. and Mrs. Clark, both at home, near the store building, were not disturbed. The robbery was not discovered until Monday.

Blood hounds were called but found no clue. It is the theory of some persons that the merchandise was carried away in a truck.

Until recently Mr. Clark had left his German police dog in his store at night.

Court At Byrdstown

Criminal Court convened in regular term at Byrdstown Monday with Judge O.K. Holladay on the bench and Attorney General John A. Mitchell, representing the State, and Baxter Key, assistant Attorney-General, directing the grand jury. The usual misdemeanor and felony cases were docket for trial at this term and it is understood that many if not all cases will be disposed of before the last of the week

Walter Keisling spent the week-end with his cousin, Mrs. Nina Bilbrey.

Woodrow Standfifer, of Tazewell, was the week-end guest of George and Arthur Phillips, of Hanging Limb.

Mrs. Kendrick Watson, of Coal Creek, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Ogle.

Joe Bob Poston's children are ill with the measles.

Mrs. Mary Cole is suffering a great deal from her injured leg.

Ina Nivens visited L.M. Cole last week.

Mrs. Ben Peterman is improving slowly.

Mrs. Dillie Huddleston Groce, 46, wife of Dr. W.C. Groce, died Thursday morning, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted on Friday morning at the residence by Rev. Kirby Smith, of Burkesville, KY. Burial was in the Groce Cemetery. Mrs. Groce was a devoted member of the Christian Church. Dr. and Mrs. Groce were married about eighteen years ago, and to this union was born a daughter, who preceded her mother to the grave five years ago. Mrs. Groce is survived by her husband, Dr. W.C. Groce, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stoke Huddleston, two sisters, Mrs. John Hodges, of Crossville, and Mrs. John Henderson, of Newport, one niece, Mrs. E. Tollett, and one nephew, Gilbert Hodges, both of Crossville.



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