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Archives 03-31-2010

90 Years Ago

~ Local Happenings ~

1920 is not only a leap year but February has five Sundays. This has happened only four times in 136 years, the last time was in 1880. It will not occur again until 1948.
 
Mrs. Malinda G. Bilbrey was born March 22, 1839. Died Jan. 11, 1920 age eighty years and ten months. Was married to Isaac Bilbrey Dec. 6, 1855. To this union was born four sons, two survive her: E.S. Bilbrey, Finchville, Ky. and J.M.C. Bilbrey of near Booz, Tenn.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard Duke, of Nashville, were the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A.D. Smith, over Sunday.
 
The latest arrivals to Livingston, of which we have learned, are a boy at C.P. Gray’s and a girl at the home of Dave Rich.

Morgan Freeman was here this week from Algood to visit his father, C.E. Freeman.
 
W.R. Officer has bought Mrs. John Rich’s property.
 
Dr. A.B. Qualls and Dr. M.J. Qualls returned Saturday from Foxburg, Mass. where they went after their brother E.A. Qualls. Mr. Qualls had gone to Mass. with a soldier boy to put him in the hospital, and when he arrived was taken suddenly sick with the flu. He is now improving and will probably be out in a short time.

Walter Boswell has bought a lot from A.J. Mofield near the latter’s residence and will build in the near future.
 
Prof. L.E. Garrett returned Saturday night from Va. where he spent several days at the deathbed of his father, who died Tuesday.
 
Earl May was in Cookeville Sunday.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swallows, of Miranda, visited his brother Joe the first of the week.

Gladys Allen and Maud Bilbrey spent the week-end in Nashville shopping.

S.M. Ensor has purchased two pens of Barred Plymouth Rock chickens and will sell eggs for hatching.

Miss Uldean Zachry is reported to have pneumonia.

Brick masons working on a high school get $10 a day. Teachers in the same school get $10 a week. Perhaps the masons are more organized than the teachers.

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