December 28, 1935 - January 3, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Marriage Licenses Increase 262 Percent
Hymen, god of marriage and son of Appolo and Urania, increased
his business to the tune of two hundred and sixty-two percent in
Overton County during the year 1935 over the previous year, according
to the records of H.C. Swallows, County Court Clerk, who issued
one hundred and seventy-eight marriage licenses during 1935 as compared
to sixty-eight in 1934.
Mr. Swallows says that a part of this gain in the issuance of marrage
licenses is attributed to the repeat of the marriage law in Tennessee.
Before the repeat of this law, many couples went from Overton County
to Kentucky for the wedding ceremony.
Mad Dog Epidemic Reported in Hilham
A mad dog epidemic has been reported in the Hilham community, six
miles west of Livingston.
A dog of Alex Maxwell became unusually vicious and appeared in
a rabid state, bitting his master, Rasie Maxwell, Mrs. Clay Boles,
and Burr Burhs and others.
The dog died Tuesday morning and its head has been sent to a laboratory
to determine whether it had rabies.
Several dogs and some livestock are reported to have been bitten
by this dog. The people of the community are alarmed over this outbreak.
Charlie Cox dies at home of his daughter
Funeral services for Charlie Cox, 82, farmer of the Seventh
District of Overton County, who died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Joe Grogan, near Fellowship, on Monday, December 30, after
a brief illness, were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at Fellowship
with burial in the cemetery there.
Surviving are his three daughters, Cinda Reagan, Mrs. Amelia Grogan,
and Miss Mary Cox.
He had been a member of the Church of Christ for many years.
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