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70 Years Ago

February 15 - February 21, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Funeral services held for Iva Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Dell Garrett, age 18 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Garrett, of the Wirmingham community of Overton County, who died at her home on Sunday, February 18, at 12 o'clock midnight after a brief illness of tonsilitis and complications, were conducted on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Midway Christian Church, by the Rev. R.B. Hurt, pastor of the Livingston Christian Church, with burial in the cemetery there.

She was a senior at the Livingston Academy high school and was a star player in the girls' basketball team. She had been making her home in the Sarah Preston Home while she attended school. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Livingston, and was widely known and had many friends.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Misses Iris and Dafnold Garrett; and two brothers, Clinton and Clayton Garrett.


Electrocution date again set for Hauptmann
Bruno Richard Hauptmann's electrocution was set Wednesday for the week of March 30.

The warrant was signed by Supreme Court Justice Thomas W. Trenchard as he sat in a chair in his sick room.

It was the third time an execution date has been set for the the convicted murderer of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. The first date was the week of March 18 last set on the night of February 13 by Justice Thomas W. Trenchard. This was within a few minutes of his conviction by a jury of eight men and four women after a six weeks trial in Flemington.

Execution was automatically stayed when the defense appealed the case. The Court of Errors and Appeals rejected the appeal on October 9 after a further delay caused by an attempt to get a review of the case in the United States Supreme Court, Justice Trenchard on December 13 fixed week of January 12.

On January 16, twenty-nine hours before Hauptmann was to walk to the chair, Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, after a brief conference with Attorney General David T. Willentz, announced he was reprieving Hauptmann until Feb. 15.

Virtually his only hope of a further delay to the execution lies in a second repreive, and this is regarded as unlikely. The Governor himself has said he will not take such action again unless Attorney General David T. Wilentz agrees. The Attorney General held that the first repreive was illegal and said at the time it was granted he would oppose another.

The new warrant for Hauptmann's execution was taken to Justice Trenchard's sick room in his home across the street from the State House by Assistant Attorney General Joseph A. Lanigan.

Trenchard has been ill for several weeks with an infected throat gland.

Lanigan said afterward he left to Trenchard's discretion the date of the execution. - Associated Press


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