June 1-June 7, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Judge A.F. (Pat) Officer is holding the June term of Chancery Court
in Putnam County for the first time since his appointment by Governor
McAlister to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge C.J.
It is reported that Judge Officer is trying and disposing of all
cases with dispatch and order like his father, the well known chancellor
of this district for so many years.
Judge Officer before accepting this appointment was the first assistant
of U.S. Attorney Frierson, in the Nashville office and prior to
that position, was a well known practicing attorney at this bar
as well as at Livingston and other points in neighboring counties.
He has represented this district with credit and ability in the
State Senate and served one term as speaker. He is learned in the
law, excellently equipped for the position that he now holds, and
we predict for him a judicial career worthy of the son of a great
chancellor and a great man.
War on snakes has apparently been declared in the regions of Monroe
by Herman Norrod, a farmer, who is cultivating a field on the side
of Pilot Knob mountain. He has to date, this season, killed seventeen
copperhead snakes and one rattle snake.
The building of the approaches to the new bridge, across Flatt
Creek, on the Hilham to Cookeville Highway, near Brown's Store,
in the Third District of Overton County, is nearing completion.
When rock has been added to the grade on these approaches, this
bridge will be ready to open to the public.
This bridge, which has been under construction for the past eighteen
months by the state maintenance department, will be the best bridge
in the county, and will eliminate one of the most dangerous and
hazardous crossings in this section of the state.
A wedding of interest is that of Dillard Gragg, 77, to Miss Hazel
Adams, age 18, which was solemnized here in the office of H.C. Swallows,
county court clerk, by Judge L.D. Bohannon, in the presence of a
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blue Adams, of the Camp
Ground Community of Overton County.
The bridegroom is a former trustee of Overton County and a resident
of the Third District, also of the Camp Ground Community.
Marriage licenses issued by H.C. Swallows, county court clerk for
Overton County, during the month of May are as follows: C.J. Johnson
and Cora Johnson; Herman Nelson and Winnie Johnson; Arvil Reagan
and Dellis Huffer; Gaskell Tharp and Flora Short; Claude Eldridge
and Lillie Clark; Carson Dishman and Ethel Cravens; Oscar McCowan
and Murnie Hazel Padgett; Clyde Harris and Hazel Gore; Chester Hall
and Ida Ramsey; Gilbert Gunnels and Thelma Boswell; and James Alex
Oakley and Bessie Lucille Albert.
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Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570