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70 Years Ago

January 4 - January 10, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Henry Qualls Dies After Long Illness
On January 7, at one o'clock, death stalked across the threshold and took, from the home, the beloved husband and father, Henry Daniel Qualls, of near Brotherton, He was 79 years, 7 months, and 3 days old. He had been ill for over three years. He was married to Goolie Kimes 50 years ago. To this union were born sixteen children. He is survived by his widow and eight children, Joe, Bob, and Hobert of Brotherton; Mrs. Sid Oakley, Mrs. J.W. Smith of Rickman; Mrs. Haskell Finley of Madison; Boyd of Algood; and Tilbert and Urshel of Kansas City, MO.

Uncle Dan, as he was familiarly known, was a man of high ideals having served his district and country as a member of the county court for a number of years. He was a loyal God fearing citizen having professed faith in Christ forty-five years ago.


Rattlesnake Found North of Livingston
Rattlesnakes in Overton County in winter time is very unusual, yet Mrs. Austin Winters found a small rattler near her home four miles north of Livingston on Tuesday, January 7. The reptile, about fifteen inches in length, was coiled in a path between the house and the spring. Despite the cold weather, it was able to crawl at a slow speed. Just where it had been hibernating or what caused it to leave its shelter was not known.


Vera Ferrill Haston Dies at Alpine
Mrs. Vera Ferrill Haston, age 30, died suddenly at the home of her brother, Thursday, Jan. 2, 1936.

She leaves four small children; one brother and two half sisters and two half-brothers to morn her loss.

Her brother is Verite Ferrill of Alpine; half-sisters, Ivia and Mabel Ferrill; half-brothers, Haskell Norris of Crossville and Willie Norris of Davidson.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.M. Smith at 2 o'clock Friday at Brown's Chapel.

She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church at Falling Springs.


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