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70 Years Ago


February 23- March 1, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Funeral services for Archie Wisdom, 25, who died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lena Thomas, Tuesday night, were conducted at the home Thursday. Burial took place at Fellowship cemetery.

Young Mr. Wisdom was popular among a large number of friends here and at Albany, KY, where he had been connected with Taylor-Holman Company, in the dry goods business.

He is survived by his father, Elijah Wisdom, of Albany, and several brothers and sisters.


Louis Elmo Ferrill, 42, died Monday night in the Third District, near the residence of J. Francis Langford, on Mill Creek. He was found at 10 a.m. Tuesday with his face and head in a small branch near a "wet weather" spring, cold in death, his body frozen, with snow and ice on his clothes.

He was discovered by Louis Langford whose team became frightened at the body. According to the reports, he was last seen at about 5 p.m. Monday about one mile from the place where his body was found.

He had made his home in Livingston for some two or three years where he operated a blacksmith and machine shop and was an expert in his trade.

He was born and reared near Timothy and in the community where he was last seen alive. He had worked for several years as a machinist.


Construction of new roads in Overton county and completion of the grade on Highway No. 52, on the short route from Livingston to Jamestown, will be undertaken by the TERA in projects approved last week by the state administrator. The projects, which have been started, include also painting of fire plugs in Livingston, and other work here, and will give work to 759 men in all.

Administrator Cecil Rowe said Wednesday the projects will furnish work for three months at least. Many new roads are opening up territory hitherto unserved by roads, and the county will aid in surfacing the roads. The road to Fentress county will halt at the Pickett county line.


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