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80 Years Ago

Archives 02-15-2006

70 Years Ago

February 1 - February 7, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Marriage Licenses Issued in January
Twenty marriage licenses were issued during the month of January by H.C. Swallows, county court clerk of Overton County. They were as follows:

Burris Howard and Gladys Phillips; James A. Dudney and Mary Shepherd; Thomas Walker and Eula Sidwell; Harvey Haney and Alla Mai Webb; Truman Jourdan and Lois Harward; Marion Mayse and Estelle Williams; Manie Tinch and Ova D. Deck; George Threet and Evelyn Qualls; Felix Ogletree and Mildred Savage; Jessie Ledford and Leiron Richards; Earl Cooper and Ina Thomas; Colvert Reed and Bessie Key; Ray Beaty and Rose Wright; Enloe Looper and Conley Phillips; Paul McDonald and Lurline Ledford; Arvey Albert Franklin and Vella Nolen; Fletcher Anderson and Dimple Swallows; Hearl Ledbetter and Delpha Garrett; Carlie Cravens and Mary Lizzie Gore; and Carlston Hill and Fronie Hawkins.


216 WPA Projects Started in January
Despite many days of zero and near zero weather, the WPA program in Tennessee proceeded at a lively clip during the last two weeks of January, according to a tabulation released Tuesday afternoon at state offices.

Work programs started during the last two weeks of the month numbered 216. The Fifth district with Memphis headquarters, led the state, reporting 63 new work programs. Cookeville district was second with 50 schedules started. The Nashville District reported 46, the Chattanooga district, 30, and the Knoxville district, 27.

Among the total 34 were listed for work on school buildings and grounds. Thirteen hot lunch programs were established in rural schools. New sanitation projects numbered 18, public nursing, 17, and copying of important public records, 19.

The Nashville district reported 11 special programs, including educational work, arranging archives, indexing public records, cataloguing articles in the World War museums, and making county-based maps.


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