News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – August 2, 1912 NOXAPATER: Miss May Farish of Stallo is spending a few days with Mrs. Dr. John Hickman. – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lawrence visited Mr. S. D. Lawrence at Rocky Hill last Sunday. -

Miss Mary Sue Humphries of Mt. Pleasant was a guest of Misses Hilda and Selnis Webb this week.

MARRIED: At the Gooden School house on July 29th, Mr. L. G. Gooden and Miss Agness Crabtree were married, J. D. Hill officiating. – Married at the home of the bride’s parent, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. McCully, on July 28th, Sunday, Mr. M. H. Ellis and Miss Mable McCully, Rev. J. H. White saying the ceremony.

LOUISVILLE: Capt. H. J. Gully is the boss tomato raiser up to date. He sent one yesterday that tipped the scale at one pound 13 ounces. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baines, on the first, a boy. – A large crowd was present last Sunday afternoon at the Masonic Park. The program rendered by the Louisville Concert Band was much appreciated by all. – We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Jones of Schryver Mills in the death of their little babe on last Monday.

75 Years Ago – July 30, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mrs. J. T. Ingram and granddaughter Lucille Stafford of Winona are here on a visit to Mrs. Joe Chapman. – Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Shaw are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine 10 pound boy, July 28. They have named him Robert Haimes. -

Miss Dot Carr returned Friday from Bowling Green, Ky., where she has completed her business course. – Mr. and Mrs. Elsey Hinze are visiting in the home of their mother, Mrs. Sallie Hanna.

- D. F. Stubbs is in the Eastern markets purchasing stocks for his stores here in Louisville and Winona. – Mrs. O. M. Land and children, Lamar, Chalmers, and Sara, from Lamesa, Texas, are here visiting her sister, Mrs. A. L. Catledge. – Mr. and Mrs. Otiss Boyles have returned home after an extended trip through South Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

DEATHS: Joseph T. Murff, native of Winston County, died in Meridian on Saturday, July 24th. He was from one of Winston’s oldest families. – Mrs. W. B. (Sue) Woodall died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Greer, on South Columbus Avenue, Monday morning. Her remains were carried to Noxapater, her old home, and interred on Tuesday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Hon. R. J. Boswell, one of our county’s best known public spirited citizens. – The baby of Mr. and Mrs. John Etheridge died a few days ago. – Bettie Jean Foley, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Foley, died on July 14 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Hemphill.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Abell and little son Billie, of Birmingham, are spending a few weeks at Legion State Park. Mrs. Abell gave a delightful Stag Party in honor of her husband on last Saturday, at which a number of their newly-made friends here were present.

Mr. Abell is installing some fine engines at the Mitchell Brick and Ice Plants and the family is spending time in the State Park.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. J. A. Hisaw and daughter Eunice of House, were week end guests of Miss Lizzie Hisaw. – Mrs. Warren and two grandsons, “Jimbo” and William Thomas of Shady Grove are guests of the former’s daughter, Mrs. W. E. Woodward and family.

- Mrs. Nettie White of Camden is spending the week here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Peay. – Misses Eddie Lee and Louise White are guests this week of Miss Della Ruth Morris.

Concord Baptist Church, at the edge of Choctaw County, will celebrate her 100th anniversary August 8, 1937.