New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – January 10, 1913

NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. N. Kilpatrick entertained the old ladies of our town and community on New Year’s Day, with a dining and a most enjoyable time was spent by each one present. – The following students were at home for the X’mas holidays: Miss Otis Kilpatrick from Blue Mountain, Messrs. Walter and John Henry Gunn from Clinton, Mr. Frank Kilpatrick from Millsaps. – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lawrence have rented and now have charge of the Hopkin’s Hotel.

DEATHS: Mrs. Moore dropped dead very unexpectedly yesterday morning at the home of the granddaughter, Mrs. (Dr.) C. A. Kirk, were she recently went on a visit. – Miss Lina Fleetwood died at her home in eastern portion of the county on Tuesday, resulting from a wound about the eye made by the goring of a cow some time ago.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pearce, a fine boy. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Robinson, a fine boy last week. – Mr. R. O. Alexander recently sold out his blacksmith shop and wood shop to Dr. J. D. Townsend, who has an experienced blacksmith and horse shoer, Mr. J. T. Jackson, in charge. – Mr. J. H Lovorn dropped in to pay for another year’s subscription, his 21st year, being one of our very first subscribers to have his name recorded on our books. – Mr. J. S. Brasfield and family moved to his farm two miles south of town this week, having sold his place in town to Mr. V. F. Stark. – Mr. W. F. Horton killed two fine hogs last week, one of them netting 530 pounds and the other 535, with both being seventeen weeks old. – The residence of Mr. W. J. Tabor, known as the “Old Liebenfield” house, burned down early Wednesday morning. Most of the household goods were gotten out.

75 Years Ago – January 7th, 1939 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Mayo of Detroit, Mich. are here visiting their sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arnett Melton. – Stacy Triplett left Sunday for Memphis where he will enter Hemphill Diesel school. – Mrs. D. L. Fair was called to Grenada last Saturday by an emergency surgical operation on her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brown. – Dr. Terrell Dempsey spent a few days during the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dempsey. NEW HOPE: Mrs. G. P. Triplett and daughter Bernice spent Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Triplett. – Mrs. B. O. Triplett and family spent Mrs. Everett Turner Thursday afternoon.

DEATHS: Mrs. James S. P. (Mary Ann) Carr, who had been ill for several months, died at her home on December 31st and was laid to rest at Center Ridge cemetery on New Year’s Day. – Mr. Adderson Rosamond, 69, died at his home in the Preston community last Sunday, January 2nd, after a short illness. – Mr. A. C. Cockrell, 72, formerly one of the county’s most successful farmers, died suddenly Thursday morning from heart attack. After giving up farming, and residing in Birmingham for a time, he returned and became Keeper of the Poor House two years ago.

NOXAPATER: Mr. M. C. Porter was at home first of the week. He was enroute from Byhalia to Jackson, where he has work with a construction company. – Mrs. Irvin Jarvis and son of Preston were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Robinson one day during the holidays. – Misses Margie Clower and Jamie Hickman entertained with an eleven o’clock buffet supper Friday night. A merry group of young people attended and watched the dying of the old year. At EDGEFIELD, a large crowd enjoyed a serenading Friday night [New Year’s Eve]. Everyone interested in ringing the old year out and the new year in met at Mrs. Laura Littrell’s, with something to make a racket.