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70 Years Ago


April 20 - April 26, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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odd but true: The elephant "thinks" more like the human being than any other animal.


Peggy Joyce Eldridge, the four weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carver Eldridge, died at their home in West Livingston on Wednesday, April 17.

Surviving besides its parents are two brothers, McCoy and Billie Eldridge, and three sisters, Bula, Agnes, and Bettie Eldridge.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday by the Rev. R.B. Hurt, with burial in the McCormick cemetery in the Hartsaw Cove.


Robert Gunnels, farmer, residing three miles north of Livingston, came hurriedly to Dr. Breeding's office last Monday to have his right hand dressed which had been injured by the bite of a work mule. According to reports, the mule became angry and seized his right hand and led him about for some time before he could get loose.

The injury was painful but not necessarily serious.


Teachers for the Livingston Grammar school were selected for the 1935-1936 term Monday evening at a meeting of the Livingston Advisory Board of Education which met in the office of Dr. W.M. Brown, chairman. The teachers selected were as follows: Forrest H. Stockton, principal, Mrs. Lucile Windham, Lydia E. Speck, Robbie Lee Goolsby, Odell Clark, Bedford McDonald, Mary Elizabeth Myers, Jessie Davis, Mrs. Callis Fivash, and Mrs. Margaret Copeland.

Besides the chairman, Dr. Brown, the Board is composed of C.C. Taylor, Willie Needham, J.Y. Spicer, John T. Stonecipher, and Carl H. Mofield.


The new Overton County Grand Jury is composed of the following: G.W. Gibbons, Laborn Phillips, Jess Farmer, Marian Dillion, Jim Eldridge, Sam Thurman, George Young, Hobson Dale, J.S. Wright, C.C. Staggs, H.M. Bill, and Amos Linder. Shirley Bilbery is foreman.


Funeral services for Samuel Webb, 80, farmer and highly respected citizen of the Second District of Overton County, who died at his home near Windle Community, on Thursday, April 18, at 3 o'clock p.m., suddenly of paralysis, were conducted by the Rev. Benton Smith, of the Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Hammons, of the Baptist Church, at the Ely Eckles graveyard.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Prudilla Jane Cleek Webb, and seven sons, Henry, John, Milas, and Edd Webb, all of the state of Oklahoma, Talmadge, Bransford, and Samuel, Jr. Webb, all of Overton County. He is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren, and two brothers, Thomas Webb, and Edd Webb, and one sister, Mrs. W.J. Matthews, Jr., all of Overton County.



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