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20 September 1889 Carroll County Democrat,
Huntingdon, Carroll
Carroll County, Tennessee
S. N. WILLIAMS received a load of cotton at his store at Cedar Grove.


23 May 1902 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee
The 6th district has a case of smallpox and the citizens of that section have been somewhat stirred up. The victim is JOE COOK, a young white man who is well known. He contracted the disease in Lake County while visiting his brother, J. N. COOK at Cronanville a short time since. He is now convalescent and will be out shortly. No other cases reported.


18 Jan 1929 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee

The Republican last week gave details about the Cedar Grove incident when a young man MURRAY JENSEN was shot by H. R. MCKINNEY, who thought Jensen was trying to break into his store. From the Omaha World-Herald:

MURRAY JENSEN returned to Council Bluff Thursday night with his father, J. CHRIS JENSEN, architect, happy to be free of charge of attempting to enter a house at Cedar Grove, Tennessee. Murray’s friend, LOUIS CAMPOS, were on a jaunt through the South bound for the University of Oklahoma, went onto Oklahoma City. At Cedar Grove about midnight, a storm broke. They went to a filling station and store, rapped on the door when a window was raised and a man thrust out a shotgun, and told them to go on. When they explained they were seeking shelter, he fired the shot, hitting Murray in the face and chest. The kindness of a police sergeant who permitted him to write home and explain his plight was said by Murray to have enabled him to gain his freedom. Murray said he and Louis, 22, Chilean, had started for Oklahoma City from Columbia, S. C. after they had visited three college campuses in search for an engineering course to meet to requirements. They expressed some of their clothing to Memphis and Campos’ parents wired him $200. Their trip was longer they expected, and as they neared Jackson, they had $1 left. Although a storm was threatening, they decided to keep walking. They went back to Jackson to a hospital for medical aid. Murray was arrested next morning as he lay on the operating table when the Cedar Grove postmaster telephoned he had driven away two desperadoes. It now appears that the two boys were unfortunate in their visit to Tennessee.





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