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June 4, 1895 Carroll County Democrat,
Huntingdon, Carroll
Carroll County, Tennessee
DR. W. G. COMPTON was at West Port a few days ago looking for a location. We hope the doctor was pleased with the place for we should have a doctor .


26 July 1901 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee
E. M. EUBANKS, one of the solid citizens of the Westport community, paid us a pleasant call.


13 September 1901 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee

The school at Oakdale taught by MISS ETHEL BUTLER closed last Saturday.

JAMES JONES of Sugar Tree was here Sunday.

CALLIE SANDERS visited home folks Sunday.

MRS. GEORGE PARISH presented her husband with an 11 pound girl last Friday night.

WILLIAM JONES and family were here Sunday.

MISS LILLIE BUTLER went to Huntingdon.

NEWT JOYNER and wife of Yuma were here.

GARVIN JOYNER of this place is clerking for BLOUNT & Co. at Yuma.

ORA PINCKLEY and LUNA COMPTON of Hollow Rock were here Sunday.

For sale, my land in 24th district of Carroll County, 90 acres, good frame building of four rooms and hall, good barn, outbuildings, blacksmith shop and store house which has the post office, two good orchards, 40 acres in cultivation. Six miles southeast of Huntingdon. R. P. CHAMBERS.

Squire F. C. SANDERS at this residence Sunday morning said the ceremony that made W. S. CHAMBERS and MRS. MOLLIE COMPTON man and wife. The couple then went to the home of the groom’s father, R. P. CHAMBERS, where a sumptuous dinner was served them and their friends. The groom is a brother of GEORGE CHAMBERS of our town and the bride, a daughter of JOE MITCHELL of the 24th district.

23 May 1902 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee
J. WILL BOYD of Hale’s Point, Arkansas is visiting relatives at West Port.


MRS. LUCINDA BUTLER of the 24th district was stricken with paralysis and has been in serious condition.


18 Jan 1929 Tennessee Republican,
Huntingdon, Carroll
County, Tennessee
Former Carroll Countian Killed

ALBERT R. GOOCH, son of  L. O. GOOCH, was shot and killed at Nocona, Texas Sunday, January 6 at 2:30 while in discharge of his duty as police officer. He and a fellow officer, armed with a search warrant, went to the home of a person charged with bootlegging. The man doing the shooting was already under bond.

As Mr. Gooch entered the room, the offender, hiding behind the door of another room, shot Gooch with a sawed off shotgun, the load entering behind the left ear.

The body was taken to the funeral parlor, embalmed for shipment to Tennessee to be buried beside his mother at Barr Springs graveyard in the 24th district near Westport. It arrived at Huntingdon at 10:30, accompanied by JOE GOOCH, a brother. It was carried to the parlor of the jail, the official residence of Sheriff J. C. BUTLER, whose wife is a sister of the Mr. Gooch where it laid in state until Thursday, at 10:30, carried to the Baptist Church, service conducted by REV. T. M. BOYD and E. H. MARTIN. Masons officiated at the service.

Sheriff Butler received a telegram from the mayor of Denton, Texas which bore testimony to the efficiency of Mr. Gooch as an officer, the telegram declaring that Texas had lost one of its bravest and best officers. Many generous floral tributes from Texas friends covered the casket of the deceased, showing he had made friends in his new home.

He was born in Carroll County in 1881, being nearly 48 years old. He moved to Texas some 25 years ago and had been a police officer 8 or 10 years.

He was the son of L. O. and MARGARET GOOCH. He is survived by four sisters, MRS. J. C. BUTLER, MRS. ELMER ORR, MRS. TOM MITCHELL, and MRS. HENRY BUTLER, all of Carroll County, and three brothers, BEN and JAMES GOOCH of Carroll County and JOE GOOCH of Pilot Point, Texas.


Mr. and Mrs. C. L. ELLIS of near Westport visited OVERLY NOLES who is very sick.





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