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70 Years Ago


October 13-October 19, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Benton Danner visited her sister, Mrs. Auda Masters, Sunday.

M.A. Hardy is some better.

Mrs. Martha Wilson, 80, died at her home in the Fourth District, near Ruth Chapel, of dropsy, after suffering for some two years. She had been a widow for some twenty-four years. She was kind and generous, possessing a cheerful diposition and was a good neighbor, she possessed and expressed a stong faith in the Christian religion.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Benson, of Livingston, and two sons, Jerry Wilson, of Livingston, and George Wilson, familiarly called "Dink" a resident of Omaha, Nebr., two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Copeland, widow of the late George Copeland, of New Mexico.

The deceased was a daughter of the late Franklin Poston, of this community, connecting her with one of the most outstanding families living in this section of the state during the last century.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder Curtis Franklin of the Church of Christ, Monday at 11 o'clock at Ruth Chapel, with burial in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

Academy Eleven Romps on Cookeville 57 to 0

Coach L.W. Houtchens' Livingston Academy eleven ran wild and scored almost at will on the local field last Friday afternoon to pile up a crushing 57 to 0 defeat against the Central High Cavaliers from Cookeville. The scoring started early in the first quarter and was kept up with a rapid consistency throughout the game. The Academy team had no trouble in passing over a score when they desired and the Central outfit never threatened the LA goal.

Monster Whale Coming to Cookeville

Exhibit to be in 70 foot Railroad car on siding between T.C. Passenger and Freight Depots.


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