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Telephone Trivia from 1936

By Jim

This great local filler appeared on page one of the August 26, 1936 Adair County News:
Which name do you think appears most often in the Columbia telephone directory?

The answer is "Walker," with eleven subscribers of that name.

Cundiffs are second, with seven, and Murrells are third, with six.
The Walkers almost certainly included the John Lee Walker family; Doc; Lola (Ella's mother and Nat's mother-in-law), the Howard Walker family; the James W. Walker family; and the Allen Walker family.

The Cundiffs likely included Horace & Victoria and Rollin & Lenora; and among the Murrells, Edna; and the John & Dorothy Murrell family.

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