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Mary Johnson Link Hester's Diary

1935

 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


 

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January 1935

Dr. J. T. Spain's son Raulston died Jan 3, 1935, Age 34. (Buck)
I,  Mary Hester had a sick spell Jan. 8, 1935.
Dr. Oliver and Dr. Smart
 (J. W. Smart, mj) came to see me.  Dr. Oliver, one time and Dr. Smart 3 times. Got out of bed Jan. 16, (Sick, yes God)

Mrs. Hardin died Jan. 10, 1935, age 88 years 8 mo, mother of Mr. Bub Hardin.
Mrs. Mollie Biggs died Jan 9, 1935, wife of Jim Biggs.
Dr. B. W. Law died Jan 14, 1935, age 45, Portland, Tennessee Dentist.

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January 1935

Aunt Sarah Pond died Jan. 14, 1935, mother of Jim Pond.
Hugh L. Taylor died Jan. 16, 1935, age 75, Brother of Bob and Alf Taylor.
Rufus Duke died Jan. 17, 1935, age 48, a brother of our mail carrier Forest Duke.
Mr. J. E. Kerley died Jan 21, 1935, lived in Portland Tenn.
Aunt Fannie Link died Jan. 27, 1935, age 89. Second wife of Uncle Bill Link.

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February 1935

Christine White and *(blank, mj) Stanch married Feb. 1, 1935.  
Ethlean and Jessie Wilkerson spent the day with us, Feb. 3, 1935.
Ethlean and Jessie Wilkerson left for Mississippi Feb. 7, 1935, Thursday night 9:30.
Charlie B. Porter, Jr. died Saturday morning Feb. 9, 1935 age 43 years.
Fountain Head Sanitarium burned down Feb. 10, 1935.
Henry Warren died Feb. 15, 1935.
Buss Link and Dorothy Arnold married Feb. 14, 1935.
Creed Markham and Lucille Walker married Feb. 23, 1935.

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March 1935

Mr. P. T. Bowling died Mar. 1, 1935, age 69, 1 mo.
Mrs. Cassie Lynch died March 8, 1935.
Jack Taylor and Carrie Taylor married March 11, 1935.

Mrs. Lizzie Briley and our family spent the day with Aunt Dora Johnson and her sister Miss Bettie Matherson, March 10, 1935.  My what a good dinner.

Charlie B. Johnson and wife came to see his mother, Mrs. Dora Johnson, March 14, and left for home 25, 1935.

Hattie White Adamson died March 17, 1935.

Mrs. Alice Bowling and Myrtle B. Johnson, Earnest and Beulah Bowling came to see us Sunday March 24, 1935.

Clifton Tribble died Mach 17, 1935, Stunt Air Flyer age 32 years.
Irby got his ring March 18, 1935.
Austin Roach and Katherine Roach married March 1935.
Marion Riggsbee died March 27, 1935.
Jeff
*(Illegible, mj) died March 9, 1935.  

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April 1935

Mrs. Effie Fry Lawrence died April 4, 1935, age 66, mother of Fred Lawrence at White House, Tenn.

Jim House died April, 7, 1935. (Col)
I went to see Harry and family April 4, 1935, came home the 6.
Lena Warren and Richard Harsh married April 20, 1935.

Long and England married April 20, 1935 ages 80 and 70, Lord, please help them, they bought them a dominecker rooster for Easter I guess.

Carl Link and Margie Moody married April 20, 1935.
Mrs. Street died April 20, 1935, Mr. Bub Hardin's sister.
I went to Tommie Hester's April 28, and came home May 1, 1935, Louise came home with me.

May 1935

Harris Short and Lena Belle Summers married May 22, 1935.
Daisy Caruthers died May 23, 1935.

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May 1935

Dr. Humphries Bate's birthday May 25, 1935 age 61 years.
Sold the old Culbreath place May 25, 1935.

June 1935

Aunt Clara Link died June 3, 1935.
Mr. Jim Buntin died June 3, 1935.
Garner Stringer died June 4, 1935.
Born to Wayne Bradley and wife a boy, June 8, 1935.
Mrs. Lorene Wilkerson Mundy died June the 10, 1935, age 26, killed by unnamed hand.
Showered Carl Link and wife June 13, 1935 at the home of Esq. T. W. Briley.
Earl Douglas Burnett and Jennie Lee White married June 14, 1935.
Ralph Whitley and Margie Brown married June 22, 1935.
Estelle Owens Brinkley died June 30, 1935.
John A. Hale died June 25, 1935.
John Pearsean died June 1935.

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June 1935

Alice, Mary and Hugh spent the day with Harry Link and family June 25, 1935.

July 1935

Esq. George W. Keen died July 4, 1935, age 83.
Elmore Wilkinson died July 5, 1935.
Virgil F. Johnson, wife and daughter and Mr. Laster spent July the 4 with me, 1935.

Prof. Charles Franklin Alden died July 6, 1935, age 56.  (He is the father of Dale Alden and was principle at Portland High School for a no. of years. mj)

Blonnie Link got his car July 11, 1935.
Uncle Tom Pond died July 1935, age 83.
Mrs. Marthy Pitt died July 23, 1935, Ess Pitt's wife.
A little child of Jean Etson died July 26, 1935.
Nola Broadrick went to the Protestant hospital July 30, 1935, came home Aug. 9, 1935.

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August 1935

Mr. Whitley's family, Maude Link and Mary Hester all went to the Red Boiling Springs, Aug. 11, 1935 on Sunday.  One day long to be remembered.

John Ellis Link died Aug. 11, 1935, lived in Zanesville, Ohio age 64.
Carroll Moore and Dee Wade married Aug. 1935.
Esq. Tom Wright died Aug. 14, 1935, age 84 years 6 mo and 2 days.
Lucy Margaret Pitt and Oscar Kirk married Aug. 10, 1935, Harry Pitt's girl.
Gladys White died Aug. 22, 1935, age 19.
Annie Perdue Pirkle died Aug. 26, 1935.  
Mr. Taylor Harris died Aug. 24, 1935.
Little baby of Minnie Justice born Aug. 11, 1935.
Mrs. Mary Fox died Aug. 29, 1935 age 67.
Dan Briley and Grace Grantham married Aug. 28, 1935.
Charley West died Aug. 24, 1935. (Col)

Lela West Durrett died Aug.31, 1935, Stella Pitt's sister.  (This was my aunt, married to my father, Leslie Durrett's brother, Ernest. She died in Texas. She had four children, Micky (Marguerite) Clara, Dawson and John Frank Durrett. mj)

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September 1935

Mrs. Ella Brinkley died Sept. 5, 1935, wife of Billie Brinkley.
Rev. Hall L. Calhoun died Sept 4, 1935, age 71, Pastor of the Central Church of Christ.
Sis Owens died Sept 2, 1935, age 68.
Huey P. Long Senator of Louisiana died Sept 10, 1935, killed by Dr. Carl Weiss.
Frank Mitchell died Sept 11, 1935.
We had cream here Saturday night Sept. 14, 1935.
Mrs. Ella Brinkley house burned down Sept 19, 1935.
Aunt Lena Estis, Onice McKeller and 2 little children came to see us Sept 23, and went back the 25, 1935.

Uncle Porter Johnson died Sept 22, 1935, age 81.
John Lattimore died Sept 3, 1935.
*(Illegible, mj) Bob Perdue died Sept. 1935.  

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October 1935

First frost fell Oct. 7, 1935, things fell.
Lillian Martin Sandlin died Oct. 5, 1935, a daughter of Boss Martin.
Jim Martin died Oct. 14, 1935, a brother of Boss Martin.
Lizzie Boles died Oct. 16, 1935, a daughter of Mrs. Delia Empson.
Mrs. Mary Pitt Lanier died Oct. 18, 1935, wife of George Lanier.
Hubert Berry and Marguarite Doe married Oct.20, 1935 on Sunday.
Melvin Briley and Pearl Perdue married Oct. 6, 1935 on Sunday.
Mrs. Minnie Wise Allison died Oct. 20, 1935, age 66 Sunday.
Annie Earlean Summers born Oct. 28, 1935.

November 1935

Charlie Humbritch died Nov. 8, 1935.
Cark, T. W. Briley's good dog died Nov. 2, 1935.

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November 1935

Lizzie and Robert Johnson's baby born Nov. 28, 1935.

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November 1935

Wilburn Starks and Evelyn Whiteside married Nov. 18, 1935.

Horace Smart and Ester Hawkins married Nov. 18, 1935.  (Horace is the son of Lillard Smart and Nona Link Smart and nephew of Lela Smart Johnson and cousin to J. D. Johnson. mj)

Bascom Braswell died Nov. 21, 1935.
Vernon Briley got his little dog from Sam Briley, Sunday Nov. 24, 1935. Named "Spot"

Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora Johnson Nov. 5, and went back home Nov. 9, 1935, Gretna and Nelson *(Fromm mj) and their baby came too.

Jake Crittenden moved to Portland, Tenn. Nov. 2, 1935, Saturday.

Irby Hester and Elizabeth Broadrick married Nov. 30, 1935.  (Miss Mary's son and the father of Doris Hester Vanatta who gave us permission to transcribe the diary. mj)

Mrs. Gass and family got hurt Nov. 24, 1935 in a car wreck.
Fred Miles and Ruby Somerville married Nov. 28, 1935.
Jim Empson died Nov. 13, 1935.
Delbert Link's horse died Nov. 28, 1935.
Billie Sunday died Nov. 1935.

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November 1935

Aunt Monkey Hester fell and hurt her shoulder Nov. 13, 1935.

December 1935

Billie Ray Covington died Dec. 3, 1935.
Lucile Hall Osteans's baby died Dec. 2, 1935 age 2 weeks.
Granville killed hogs Dec 3, 1935.
Anna May Riggsbee baby died Dec. 11, 1935.
Lucile Walker Markham's baby died Dec. 1935.
I went to see Aunt Monkey Hester Dec. 16, 1935.
Dot sick with pneumonia Dec. 16, 1935.
Jim Glidwall died Dec. 24, 1935.
Tint Jernigan and Nora Groves married Dec. 29, 1935.
Alf. Lane died Dec. 31, 1935.

 


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