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70 Years Ago


March 30 - April 5, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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odd but true: Every morning between six and seven more than seven million people in the United States milk cows.

Gore introduces important bill
Bill Number 75 was introduced by Representative C.C. Gore of Overton County and was passed to the House on March 26th. This bill requires the State to pay expenses of all inmates in the State Institutions, relieving the counties of the heavy burden.

Should this bill pass in the upper house, it will save Overton County thousands of dollars annually.

Representative Gore is to be complimented on the passage in the House of this bill, as we believe with a great majority of the people of Tennessee, this is a state and not a county obilgation.

Hams Stolen
Ten large sides of meat and five large hams were stolen from the smokehouse of Baily F. Allred, of near Allred in the Tenth District of Overton County, on the night of Sunday, March 31. No clues have been found to identify the guilty party.

Marriage Licenses
Ten Marriage licenses were issused by H. Claude Swallows, County Court Clerk for Overton County, during the month of March. They are: Ernest Newberry and Vesta Walker; F.B. Janes and Mary Phillips; Charles Jackson and Mollie Walker; John Stevens and Rose Perry; Fred Krantz and Opal Norrod; Doyle Reed and Velma Patterson; Buel Hall and Ola Ledbetter; Charles Wright and Lydia Smith; J.E. Shelton and Lily Bilbrey; and Oscar Reed and Bertie Neal.

Limmie Van Watson
Limmie Van Watson, 43, prominent farmer and business man, died at his home in Willow Grove Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, his death being attributed to heart failure. He was the son of W.S. Watson.

Mr. Watson was a World War veteran and a member of the Church of Christ.

Besides his father, the deceased is survived by his wife, Edris Arms Watson; four children, Felman, James, Billy, and Jaunita, all of Willow Grove; a sister, Mrs. R.A. Sewell, of Willow Grove; two brothers, Sam Watson of Willow Grove and Eddie Watson of Cookeville. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ, Willow Grove, Saturday afternoon, by the Rev. B.C. Ledbetter, assisted by Dr. Clark and others. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery.

Blount funeral home was in charge.



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