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70 Years Ago


June 29-July 5, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Marriage licenses issued by H.C. Swallows, county court clerk of Overton County, for the month of June are as follows:

T.D. Gragg and Hazel Adams; Daily Norrod and Martha Hall; Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Neely, of Livingston, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond; Will H. Matthews and Emma Boles; Dewey Hill and Lucy Dishman; Truman Brown and Hazel Winningham; James Brown and Nina Fleming; M.A. Pressley and Pluma Hammock; Earl Price and Edris Matthews; Frank Hammock and Happy Abston; Robert Dodson and Clista Webb; Owen Dishman and Edna McDonald; Ridley Templeton and Gladys Ledford; J.S. Looper and Lova Phipps; R.L. Gore and Loraine Lewis; Sidney Ledbetter and Addie Smith; and Arthur McDonald and Christine Keisling.


New Grocery Store Opens Today
Livingston is to have a new business enterprise in the opening of a new grocery and feed store on South Church Street, in the Ragland-Potter & Company Building. Dressed lumber will also be stocked in the large storeroom.

This new business is being opened by S.B. Harward with Lyman Selis in charge of the store. Their motto will be "Buy Groceries Cheaper". The opening date has been set for Friday, July 5.


Lewis K. Bilbrey, whose announcement appears in this issue of the paper as a candidate for Tax Assessor of Overton County, makes the following statement:
"I was born and reared in Hartsoe Cove, 5th District of Overton County, but I am a resident of the 12th District at this time. Farming has been my business during my life, except teaching school for a period, thus acquainting myself with farms and farm values. Economy and faithfulness to duty is my "slogan" and if elected as Tax Assessor, I pledge faithful, fair, and impartial assessment to the best of my ability, giving to all property owners, both large and small, the same courteous consideration."

Mr. Bilbery is of high character and well qualified of make an efficient Assessor. He will greatly appreciate your vote and influence in the Democratic primary election to be held on Saturday, August 3, 1935.


Mrs. Effie Walker, 59, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alvin Carr, near Livingston, June 29. Mrs. Wallace's home was near Bangham, but she had been with her son in Detroit for several months, until a few weeks ago when she came to Mrs. Carr's for a visit. She was the widow of John Walker.

Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons, Alex and George, and one daughter, Miss Allie Walker, all of Detriot, Mich.; four grandchildren, two brothers, T.D. Verble, of Detroit, and Walter Verble, of Rickman; and one sister, Mrs. A.F. Carr, of Livingston.

Funeral services were conducted at the Algood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, July 1, by Rev. J. Bonkeineyer, pastor of the Post Oak Church, and the Rev. Shelby Lee, pastor of Algood Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The active pallbearers were Fred Verble, Dow Harp, Phillip Freeman, Norval Poston, Bob Thompson, and Luke Danner. Burial was in Algood Cemetery.



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