New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – July 19, 1912 This issue was not available for review. : 75 Years Ago – July 16, 1937 FRONT PAGE: Blacktop paving on highway to Ackerman to begin.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Otiss Boyles are spending their vacation in Florida and Georgia. – Misses Lottie and Florence Gay arrived here Wednesday from Hattiesburg where they have been for several months.

They will make their home with their sister, Mrs. J. B. Ezell. – Rev. and Mrs. C. P. Thrailkill and children returned Wednesday from a week’s visit to their daughter, Mrs. Henry Wicker, in Jennings, La. A Nanih Waiya Historical Society is being organized, the objective being to save the famous old Indian mound from destruction and preserve it as one of the early historic sites of east Mississippi. The mound is the largest of the many mounds in the country, and is the only one that has a name coming down from the historians and the Choctaws.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Lawrence and daughter Linda of Rocky Hill spent Sunday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jones. – Mrs. W. W. Duette and daughter Evelyn of Burnside were week end guests of the former’s sister, Miss Lizzie Hisaw. – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gully and children of Calhoun were Sunday guests in the home of their sister, Mrs. Sam Myatt and family.

DEATHS: John McBryde died on Monday,, July 14th, after an illness of several years. He and his wife had lived in an annex to the Community House, where she was the caretaker. His remains were taken to Sumpterville, Ala. – On Monday, July 5, Mrs. Martha Upchurch died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Will Cook. “Aunt Mat” was 78 and had been ill only one day and one night. Burial was at Bevil Hill. – Miss Carrie Kirkpatrick, 22, of Noxapater, died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday evening at 6 o’clock at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, following surgery from a few days before.

MT. PLEASANT: The farmers welcomed the rain Monday night. Dry crops are looking better. – Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Young of Greenwood and Mrs. J. N. Young of Noxapater were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Young Monday. – Mr. and Mrs. Wort Estes and children and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caperton and children enjoyed a picnic dinner Sunday.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Hinkle L. West and Miss Maurine Bagwell were happily married on July 7, 1937 at Weir, Rev. F. A. Lummus performing the ceremony. – Mr. Walter Frazier and Miss Lennie Donald (daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Donald, formerly of Noxapater) were married on July 7. – Mr. Otiss Lenfield Boyles and Miss Annie Lee Carr were married in a single ring ceremony at the Methodist Parsonage in Macon, Thursday, October 3, 1935. The bride’s sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Skidmore, were the only attendants. The marriage was kept secret until now. Five generation of the Sanders family were assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kerr on Sunday last. The oldest was Mrs. Robert B. Sanders, 83, and the youngest, Master Larry Veasey, 2 years old.