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Mary Johnson Link Hester's Diary

1930 - 1931

 Our sincere thanks to Dorris Hester Vanatta, for granting permission to post on our site.

Transcribed by: Marie Johnson
Proofed & Formatted by: Linda Carpenter

©2002


 

(Page 19)

January 1930

Oscar H. Summers died Jan. 3, 1930.
Oliver D. Ray died Jan. 9, 1930.

February 1930

Berry S. Wise died Feb. 19, 1930.
John B. Pelton died Feb. 24th. 1930 age 66.
Mary Hester went to the Vanderbilt Hospital Feb. 3, 1930 and left the hospital March 12, 1930.
Mr. R. W. Caldwell died Feb. 3, 1930 teacher at Clearview School.

March 1930

Leslie Biggs died March 1, 1930 a son of Henry Biggs.
Mary White and Carl Abbott married March 23, 1930.

April 1930

Mary White Abbott died April 12, 1930, left her baby born April 4, 1930.
Willie Johnson died April 5, 1930. ( suicide)

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April 1930

Steve Garrison died April 3, 1930.  (S. P. Garrison born April 27, 1865 died April 2, 1930 buried in Halltown Cemetery.  Stephen Garrison was the son of Hampton Garrison and Susan Johnson.  mj)

Oscar Wilkerson died April 10,1930.
Mrs. Muriah Jane Trout died April 1930, lived at Greenbrier, Tenn. I met Mrs. Troutt at the hospital Vanderbilt.

Uncle Porter Johnson went to Elders Lamberts April 5, 1930.
Mr. John Chambers died April 16, 1930.
Calvin Briley's second wife died April 2, 1930.
Harvey Woodard and Miss Boman married April 2, 1930.

May 1930

Andy our dog died May 10, 1930 killed by a car.
William N. Griffin died May 11, 1930.
Robby Fox and Will Cline married May 10, 1930.
Mrs. Marshell Johnson's twin boys May 13, 1930, their names are Marshall D. and Martin G.

Aunt Dora Johnson was sick May the 17 and 18 it rained all day , a big rain gurzer and Irene spent the night 17 and the day 18 and Sunday night.

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May 1930

Icy Bell Briley and Will Walker married May 8, 1930.
Mrs. Mattie Evans Luton, wife of M. O. Luton died May 19, 1930 age 58 years.
George Link store Robbed Sunday night May 18, 1930 getting about $50 worth of goods.  
Huston Legge died May 22, 1930.

June 1930

Odell Arterburn and *(Illegible, mj) Thompson married June 4, 1930.

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June 1930

Abbie Jackson's stock barn burned down June 15, 1930.
Mrs. Lucy Meguiar Harper died June 15, 1930, age 67 years, Mr. Henry Pitts Mother in law.
Mrs. Jennie Creaghead Buntin died June 16, 1930 age 83 years.
Mr. Alfred Estes died June 15, 1930.

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June 1930

Prof. Henry Carleton Weber died June 19, 1930 age 70 years, Superintendent of the Nashville School for 50 years. He was my teacher when I went to the Main St. School and I loved him.

Sallie Turner, second wife of Uncle John Turner (Col) died June 19, 1930.
Mrs. Mary Walker died June 25, 1930, age 63 years 8 months 4 days. Aunt Sis Walker they called her.

Little son born to Mr. And Mrs. Chas Linderburg June 20, 1930.
Jewel Schoat and Lee Graham married June 21, 1930.

July 1930

Sold Rex the horse July 3, 1930 to Mr. Sneed.
Mrs. Louisa Willmarth went home July 4, 1930.
Mr. George Martin died July 11 , 1930.
John A Hale went to the Vanderbilt hospital July 1930.
Mr. Bill Lattimore died July 22, 1930.
Mr. Billy Parks died July 27, 1930.

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July 1930

Annie Margaret Walker died July 26, 1930 age 2 years.
Miss Dovie Briley died July 29, 1930, age 49 years 6 mo 24 days.

August 1930

Mrs. Maggie Porter died Aug. 4, 1930, age 70 years, lived in Nashville, Tennessee.
Uncle Tom Wilkerson died Aug. 7, 1930 Age 86.
Mr. William Biggs died Aug. 11, 1930, age 64 years 5 mo and 7 days, a brother of Arthur Biggs.
Dr. J. M. Venters died Aug. 18, 1930 age 58.
Virginia Houdyshelt died Aug. 18, 1930 age 6 years , 10 mo.
Louise Tomlinson went to the Vanderbilt hospital Aug. 21, 1930.

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August 1930

Mrs. Lizzie Strain died Aug. 2?1930 age 64 years 1 mo. And 20 days.
Jim Crabb died Aug. 23, 1930 age 70 years.
Eugene Hornberger and Nadine Link married Aug. 30,1930.

September 1930

Mr. Ike Griffin died Sept 16, 1930 age 68 years.
Edd Lamberth got hurt Sept 16, 1930.
Mr. Mabe Hardyshell died Sept 16, 1930.
The Link reunion was Sept 21st 1930.  The next one will be the 3rd Sunday in Aug. 1931.

September 1930

Melvin Pool died Sept 23rd 1930 age 14years 5 days, a son of Howard Poole at Portland, Tennessee.
Sammie Link and Viola Gass married Sept 27, 1930.
Monroe Tate and Thelma Link married Sept 28, 1930.

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September 1930

Bettie Jean Vannatta died Sept 19, 1930, left her little twin brother Bobbie Jean, Bettie's age 5 mo. 4 days, a grand child of Bose White.

Louise Linson came home from the Vanderbilt hospital Sept 18, 1930.
Harris Brown Bauldridge and Lottie Esque married Sept 29, 1930.
Dewey Wilkerson and Vivian Covington married Sept 29, 1930.

October 1930

Chess Crafton's twin baby died Oct. 8, 1930.
Mr. Walker Barnard died Oct. 9, 1930, age 72 years 5 mo 17 days.
Heif the cow died Oct. 8, 1930.
Come the 1st killing frost Oct. 18, 1930.
First snow fell Oct. 30, 1930 at 8:30 o'clock that night.

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November 1930

John Raymond Gass and Nellie Link married Nov. 1st, 1930.
I voted my 1st time in my life Nov. 4, 1930, M L H age 58.
France Legge died Nov. 5th 1930, age 76 years 2 mo 22 days.
Mrs. Eliza Riggsbee died Nov. 4th 1930, age 85 years Julia Warren's mother.
Orby Parker and Ola Mallery married Nov. 1st, 1930.
Rufus Harris Nevil died Nov. 9, 1930 age 75 years.
Frank Woodall died Nov. 17, 1930.
We bought our little black pigs Nov. 14, 1930 3 pigs.
Aunt Eliza Willmarth went home Sunday eve Nov. 23, 1930.
John Hardaway died Nov. 19, 1930 Berttie Link's father.
Luther Armstrong and Nellie Somerville married Nov. 29, 1930.

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December 1930

Robert Short died Dec. 3, 1930.
Monkey John White died Dec. 3, 1930.
Robbie Fox Cline's baby born Dec 6th and died Dec. 8, 1930.
Russell Wilkerson and Eunice Donoho married Dec. 7, 1930.
We killed hogs Dec. 16, 1930.
Missie Matherson, Aunt Dora Johnson's sister came to spend the winter months with her, Dec. 18, 1930.

Rayburn Barry and Maude Jernigan Married Dec. 14 or 15, 1930.
Forrest Marlin and Alma Waggner married Dec. 18, 1930.
Robert Johnson and Lizzie Moore married Dec. 24th, 1930.
Leburn Moore and Eva Lou Roark married Dec. 24th 1930.
Euin Marlin and
*(Illegible, mj) married Dec. 24, 1930.
Henry Hardin died Dec. 25, 1930, he was Bub Hardins son in law, age 37years, 5 mo. 22d.

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January 1931

Ollie Kirby moved to Dave Legge's place Jan. 1, 1931.
John Hicks moved to the Old Ray place Jan. 1, 1931.
Ones moved to the T. W. Briley place Jan.1, 1931.
Sammie Link moved to Blonnie Linson's place Jan. 17, 1931.
Uncle Bill Hester died Jan. 11, 1931, he lived in West Tennessee, was a brother of James W. Hester.
("Miss Mary's late husband's brother. mj)

Clarence Keen went to the St. Thomas Hospital Jan. 15, 1931.
Talmage Hunt went to the Vanderbilt Hospital Jan. 18, 1931.
Alex Colley died Jan. 26, 1931, age 51 years died in Nashville, Tenn. and buried at Portland, Tennessee.

Mr. Ben G. Pitt died Jan. 29, 1931.

February 1931

Mr. J. C. Armstrong died Feb. 22, 1931, age 81 years, father of Joel Armstrong.

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March 1931

A little child of Delbert Keith died March 16, 1931, age 2 days.
Mildred Kirby went to the Vanderbilt hospital March 21, 1931.
Ogdon Luton and
*(blank, mj) Haliburton married March 15th, 1931.
Ewell Wright and Naomi Groves married March 18th, 1931.
Rozo Lamberth died March 21, 1931.
Mr. Berry started his store March 30, 1931.

April 1931

Mr. Billie Brinkley died April 9, 1931, age 76.
Gladys Strother and Frank Cunninghan married April 18, 1931.

Dorothy Bauldridge died April 16th 1931 age 8 years.  (I was in school with this little girl and she was one of my best friends.  I was very sad when she died.  Her father was Blonnie Baldridge and he was murdered about a year after she died.  At the time of her death, we were in grade school at White House, Tennessee.

Aron Briley and Tybitha Hardin married April 18, 1931.
Mr. Jimmie Austin died April 19, 1931 age 24.
Pitts Burton died April 29, 1931 age 65.

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May 1931

Lorene Link and Fred Lawrence married May 16, 1931.
Will Woodard died May 28, 1931.
Frank Link died May 5, 1931 age 72.

June 1931

Mrs. Sallie Jones died June 3rd 1931, she was Mrs. Clive Warren's mother.
Mr. Hall Harrison died June 5th 1931.
The first airplane I saw on the ground was at Portland, Tennessee, June 7, 1931.
(Lady Luck)

Mrs. Tabitha Briley died June 9, 1931.
Mr. Tinker Bauldridge died June 18, 1931.

July 1931

Mr. Joe Goostree died July 15, 1931 age 83.
Lucy wife of Jack Rigsby died July 25th, 1931 age 23 years, she was Lucy Cricthers.
(Caruthers, mj)

August 1931

Turner Link died Aug. 3, 1931 age 59 years 1 mom and 1 day.
Clarence Short and Janie Legge married July 8, 1931.

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August 1931

Daniel Short's wife died Aug.5, 1931. (He was a nephew to America Short Johnson "Ma" mj)

Mrs. Maude Wright Watkins died Aug. 6, 1931.
Mrs. Gretna Lillian Hollis died Aug. 12, 1931 age 43, wife of Paul Hollis.
Nick C. Griffin died Aug. 15, 1931 age 65.
Mrs. Alice Wright died Aug. 16th, 1931.
The Link reunion was Aug. 16, 1931, a large crowd about 500 people.
Eldon Summers and Lee Mooneyhan married Aug. 18, 1931.

September 1931

Russell Latimer and Gladys Legge married Sept 6th 1931.
Granville Summers and Margaret Keen married Sept 12, 1931.
A little child of Will Schoat died Sept 13, 1931 age 4 months.
Marshall Harper died Sept 16, 1931 age 62.
Lawrence D. Wilkerson and Elizabeth Armstrong married Sept 1931.

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October 1931

Dwight Morrow died Tuesday morning Oct. 6, 1931, Father in law of the flying Eagle Co. Charles Lindbergh.
Thomas Alva Edison died Oct. 18, 1931, the Great Inventor.
Ida Bell Smart Lamberth and Austin Douglas Smith Married Oct 17, 1931.
 (Ida Bell was the daughter of Dr. J. W. Smart and Maggie Anthony. mj)

George Pond and Jamie E. Brinkley married Oct. 1931.
I went to the Vanderbilt hospital Oct. 23, to Oct. 31, 1931.

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November 1931

Back to the hospital Nov. 9, 1931.
Back to the hospital Nov 19, 1931.
Back to the hospital Nov. 28, 1931.
Back to the hospital Nov. 30, 1931.
Mr. Alex Harrison died Nov. 13, 1931.
Brother C. M. Charles and Lena Jackson married Nov 17, 1931.
Jake Crittendens birthday Nov. 15, 1931 age 43 years.
Albert Miller and Nell Kenney married Nov. 18, 1931.
Will Choat died Nov. 21, 1931.
Jim Johnson died Oct. 1931, he was a brother in law of Charlie Summerville.
 
Roll Berry died Nov 23, 1931, he was a brother in law of Charlie Summerville.
William McGlothlin died Nov. 28, 1931, he was a brother in law of John Groves, age 72.

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November 1931

Uncle Alf Taylor died Nov 25, 1931 age 83 years. Uncle Alf was a Republican Governor. He loved to Fox hunt and his favorite hound was named Old Limber.

Robert Love Taylor died Mar.31, 1912, He was Democrat Governor, He love his Fiddle and Bow.  Uncle Alf and our Bob were brothers.  Alf wore a red rose and Bob a white rose.

Frank Reese Conquest died Nov. 3, 1931 son of Eldon Conquest.
A child of Bob Taylor Harper died Nov. 28, 1931 age 3 years.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Whitley Nov 28, 1931 a son.
Frank Dinmore died Nov. 22, 1931.

December 1931

I went back to Vanderbilt hospital Dec. 4, 1931.
I went back to Vanderbilt hospital Dec. 14, 1931.
Allen died Dec. 8, 1931 buried at Walnut Grove.
A Big Rain fell Dec. 13, 1931 almost hit the bottom by the road.
Irene Biggs and Dillard Briley married Dec. 19, 1931.
Miss Bettie Matherson came to spend the winter months with her sister Dora Johnson, Dec. 22, 1931.

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December 1931

Kathleen Cole, age 9 years, was run over by a auto and killed Dec. 20, 1931, Henderson Wilkerson killed the little girl.

Mrs. Dora Gass moved Dec 30, 1931 to Ky.
I went back to the Vanderbilt hospital Dec. 23. 1931.
John Gass moved to Blonnie Linson Dec. 30, 1931.
Ewing Moore and Myrtle Weiss married Dec. 24, 1931.
John Roaden died Dec. 26, 1931.
Mage Summers Died Dec. 30, 1931, he was a brother of Mr. John Summers.
Thelma Hood and Russell Erwin married Dec. 1931.


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