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70 Years Ago


June 1-June 7, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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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. Cullom.

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 large crowd.

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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