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70 Years Ago


January 26- February 1, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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odd but true: Vanilla comes from an orchid.

Mrs. J.D. Capps is quite ill.

Valine Qualls, Lucy Price, and Ruth Lee Mitchell visited Dr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell at Crossville last weekend.

Asa Crawford is improved.

Mrs. Billie Little, of Monroe, died Tuesday morning.

P.W. Maynord and Joe Dillon were in Cookeville Saturday.

Mrs. R.B. Oakley is able to be out again.

Culya Williams returned to her home at Rickman, Monday.

Health is not good in Walnut Grove.

This snowy weather has been a fine time to catch rabbits.

Terry Gilpatrick and Paul Smith attended the fight at Allons last Saturday night.

Betty Joyce and Vera Ruth Ogletree have measles.

Wince Cravens is better.

Oletta Sallee has returned home to Livingston.

Mrs. Minnie Allred has the flu.

Mr. and Mrs. Corbet Ogletree are the proud parents of a baby boy, Glenn Darnell.

James Ibrey Gaw
James Ibrey Gaw, 90, the oldest resident of the Third District, Hilham, with one exception, died at his home on Tuesday, after an illness of five days with the flu. His wife died on January 23, at which time Mr. Gaw appeared to be in his usual good health.

He was a native of the Third District but left there when quite a young man and was in Illinois at the beginning of the Civil War, and enlisted in the Federal Army. He served through the war and remained in the North until thirty years ago, when he returned to the place of his birth and childhood to spend the remainder of his days.

He was twice married, his second wife was Mrs. Mattie Hicks, daughter of James and Mary Lynn Maxwell. To this union were born two sons, Warren and Debs Gaw.

The deceased was the eldest son of Thomas and Elanda Fisk Gaw, his mother, being the daughter of the late Moses Fisk, who was the founder of Hilham, and who was the foremost educator of the state in his day.

Funeral and burial were at Maxwell Chapel, two miles west of Hilham, Wednesday morning.


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