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July 11, 1917 (two)
I will close out the balance of my slippers and straw hats at cost for cash. Call and see me before buying. T.E. Waggener.

Mr. T.E. Waggener was a little late reaching his store last Friday morning, and upon inquiry it was learned that a little sister to his son, Edwin, had arrived during the night and that there was great rejoicing in the family. The mother and little girl is doing nicely.
March 2, 1921
Mr. G.B. Smith has sold his two mills, the one in town and the one on the creek, and the light plant, with the exception of L.W. Bennett's interest, to S.E. Shivley, Jo Knifley, and T.E. Waggener. The new owners will be given possession the first of June. Consideration private.

(Mr. Green Bell Smith, a Russell Co. native who had removed to the Boomer Heights (Jamestown St.) section of Columbia some years earlier, had pulled up stakes to head west to the promised land yclept Missouri.)
Thanks, JIM. Mr. T.E. Waggener was the great grandfather of Adair County Judge Ann Melton. He shares a birthday, April 26 with Tom Waggener, the father of Matilda Ann Waggener. -EW

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