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80 Years Ago

Archives 6-15-2005

70 Years Ago


June 8-June 14, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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A steel tower, seventy-seven feet high has been erected on the play-ground of the Livingston Grammar School by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. This tower is one of the chain of towers to be erected in Overton County in carrying on a triangulation survey.

A party of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey has located in Livingston, under the direction of Ensign Maurice A. Hecht. This party is composed of sixty-five men with a fleet of thirty-two trucks and eighteen steel towers for elevating their accurate instruments above the buildings and trees.

Another station where a tower will be located is on top of Pilot Knob near Monroe, in the Eleventh District of Overton County. This tower will be sixty-four feet high.


Seven Overton County students will receive degrees at colleges this year. They are as follows:

Those graduating from the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cookeville are Alvin Clyde Bilbrey, of Rickman, Hester Lucile Bilyeu, of Hilham, John Langford, of Roaring River, Lelia Ann McDonald, of Alpine, Georgia Lee Matthews, of near Livingston, and Floy Estelle Sells, of near Livingston. Rose Hart Dale, of Livingston, received her B.S. degree at Transylvania University at Lexington, KY.


Evidence that terrapins are long lived creatures was found recently when Clura Copeland, of the Concord Community, near Hilham, in the north-western part of Overton County, found a terrapin with the name "Matthew Hughes, July 1, 1920" carved on the back of the shell. The terrapin was found after CopelandŐs dog had discoved it and started barking.


Mrs. Susan Handy Carr, 59, widow of the late W.A. Carr, who was a former trustee of Overton County, died at her home near Sulphur, in the Second District of Overton County, on Saturday, June 8, at 1 a.m., after an illness of three years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and was widely known and had many friends.

Surviving are seven children, five sons, Stanley H. Carr, superintendent of education of Overton County, Willie and Claude Carr, of Overton County, Herman Carr, of Crossville, and Sim Carr, of Nevada, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Stewart, wife of Nuster Stewart, and Mrs. Dessie Webb, wife of Oliver Webb, and one brother, Esquire I. E. Handy.


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