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70 Years Ago


May 28 - May 24, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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William H. Reagan, 95, Prominent federal soldier of St. Cloud, Florida, is visiting relatives and friends in Overton County this week. He is lively, full of fun and fine jokes, and enjoying splendid health considering his age. He says he reads a great amount and without glasses.

Mr. Reagan is well known in Overton and adjoining counties. He was circuit court clerk for eight years in Pickett County and Justice of the Peace for six years in the same county, and was deputy circuit court clerk for four years in Fentress County.

He enlisted and served throughout the Civil War, being a sergeant in Company "G" of the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry. His brother, George W. Reagan, age 90, of Monroe, in Overton County, was with him in the same company. Of outstanding interest in this connection - these brothers are the only survivors of that company.

He is a strong Republican and watches closely the activities of the New Deal. Says he read with much interest the recent speech of Huey Long in the United States Senate.


Bruce Estes was in Albany, KY, Monday.

Caston Parrott left last Monday for Detroit.

Tramell Ledbetter was in Cookeville Tuesday.

Mrs. Julian is visiting relatives at Crossville.

C.D. Mitchell spent the weekend in Nashville.

Francis Zachry, of Forbus, was here Saturday.

Mary Beaty, of Alpine, visited here last week-end.

Bethel Zachry and family, of Forbus, were here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith visited at Monterey Saturday.

Pete Howard spent the weekend here with his family.

H.B. Smith, of Alpine, was in town Tuesday on business.

T.H. Qualls, of Crawford, was here Tuesday on business.

R.H. Arnold was in Nashville last Tuesday on business.

Benton Young was in Nashville last Tuesday on business.

A.R. Linder, of Alpine, was in town Tuesday on business.

Grant Smith, of Ivyton, was in town Tuesday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Boswell were in Gainesboro Sunday.

Benton Mitchell, of Byrdstown, was here Friday shopping.

Albert Keisling, of Eagle Creek, was in Livingston Saturday.



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