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80 Years Ago

Archives 10-12-2005


70 Years Ago


October 5 - October 11, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Bud Garrett, 78, a farmer, of the Crawford community, died Tuesday, October 8th, at 6:00 p.m. after an illness of five days duration. He was highly respected and had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are eight children, seven sons, Link and John Garrett, of Fentress County, Jack Garrett, Mance Garrett, Abe Garrett, Pete Garrett, and Dud Garrett, all of Overton County; and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Smith, of Overton County.

His wife died several years ago.

Funeral services will be held by Rev. Savage Wright of the Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 9th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Honey Springs Cemetery with burial at that place.


J.R. Qualls was elected poorhouse keeper for 1936 by the Overton County court in its regular meeting today. His bid was $6.50 per head monthly.

George Howard was named poorhouse commissioner to succeed Floyd Crabtree.

Judge L.D. Bohannon was authorized by the court to sponsor any WPA projects which would be beneficial to the county, the latter to pay 30 percent of the total outlay.

An appropriation of $810 was added in the county fund for salary of an agriculture teacher for Livingston county.

A county office building now being erected on the square in Livingston was voted to be named for Judge L.D. Bohannon by the 29 members of the court present.

Notaries public elected for the year were: John A. Hargrove, Miss Lois White, J.M. Bullock, and R.L. Holt.

Prizes in a hawk killing contest sponsored by the court and its officials were awarded as follows: First prize, $15, Marshall Swallows, who killed 20 hawks; second prize, $10, Cortell Speck, who killed 15 hawks; and third place, $5, Odus Staggs, who killed 7 hawks.


The opening sale at the Livingston Stock Yards, held last Saturday at John A. Hargrove barn, with a good crowd in attendance, and a number of stock of different kinds for sale. Inclement weather may have kept many away who would have otherwiase attended and been in the market for cattle or had some to sell.

John H. Damron, of Albany, KY, and Jargo Allen, of Burkesville, KY, were the auctioneers.

The managers of the Livingston Stock Yards announce that a sale will be held every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and that buyers from a number of stockyards in Kentucky and Tennessee will be present. They announce that the highest market prices will be paid at these sales and that the owners of stock have the right to reject any and all bids.


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