November 10-November 16, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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John R. Brown, 68, commonly called "Humpy John", died
October 31, after an illness of four months, at his home in the
He was a farmer and timber cutter and manufacturer for many years,
and was a man of more than ordinary mental ability.
He was well known in a considerable area, having worked in Clay,
Jackson, and Overton counties in the timber business.
Surviving are his wife, and one daughter, who resides in Missouri,
and three brothers, William, James, and Wash Brown, and four sisters,
Mrs. Charles Coffman, Mrs. Porter Hawkins, Mrs. Monroe Hawkins,
and Sarah Ogletree. Burial was in the family graveyard on the Brown
farm, near Hilham.
Amos Tinsley Stephens, 58, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, died
suddenly Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dora S. Rich, here.
He had been visiting Mrs. Rich and other relatives for the past
few weeks. He had been complaining some for the past few days and
seemed to have had a premonition of the approaching end, and wanted
to go home to be with his family, when the end came. He started
home, planning to go with Burton Smith as far as Nashville. Soon
after starting, he become ill, and was rushed back to the home of
his sister, and Dr. Capps was summoned, but of no avail.
Mr. Stephens was a native of Clay County, moving to Livingston
35 years ago. He moved to Chattanooga and lived for two years before
going to San Antonio.
He was a farmer, and merchant, a member of the I.O.O.F., and also
a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Stephens, two sons, Ben
Williams, and Samuel, and two daughters, Misses Mary Hennessee and
Margaret Stephens, also two sisters, Mrs. Dora Rich, of Livingston,
and Mrs. Chester Groce, of Enld, OK.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.B. Hurt, pastor of the
Church of Christ, at the home of Mrs. Rich, Tuesday, with burial
in the Good Hope Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Lester Holman, Alfred K. Lea, Charles C. Gore,
W.W. Poston, Floyd W. Davis, and S. Baxton Smith.
Lloyd's of London is wagering the next World War will start within
a year and a half.
Odd But True: An average silk stocking contains three and
a half miles of thread.
George W. Watson, 44, died unexpectedly during the night of Sunday,
Oct. 21, at his home at Wilder. His death was not known until members
of the family went to get him up for breakfast Monday morning. He
is believed to have died of a heart disease, as he had been up,
and so far as was known in his usual health on Saturday.
He was a veteran of the World War, having seen service overseas,
and was seriously injured by poison gas while in France, from which
he never fully recovered. He was twice married, and his second wife
survives, also four daughters, and two sons by his second wife,
and two daughters, children of his first wife. He is also survived
by his father and mother, and by four brothers.
Funeral services were conducted by Henry Johnson, M.G., Monday,
with burial in the Wilder Cemetery.