News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –April 4, 1913
NOXAPATER: The entertainment given at the school hall Friday and
Saturday evenings were highly entertaining and very much enjoyed by
the large audiences. – Mrs. Nannie Caperton of Mt. Pleasant vicinity
was a visitor in the home of her son, Mr. H. B. Caperton, this week.
- Attorney C. E. Johnson of Union spent Sunday here guest of his
relatives, Messrs. R. H. and T. M. Glenn.

LOUISVILLE: Miss Bertha Baker of Pontotoc, a charming young lady, is
visiting her cousin Miss Annie Laura Jones this week. – Mr. and Mrs.
Elijah Haynes of Meridian are visiting in the home of Dr. W. W.
Parkes. – Miss Nancy Halbert, a charming young lady of Columbus who
visited her cousins, Mrs. H. A. Harris and Miss Lida Bennett last
week, has returned home.

PLATTSBURG: Born, at the home of Dr. H. B. Watkins, a fine boy on
the 25th. – Mr. Irvin Woodall and wife visited at the home of Mr.
T. E. Germany Saturday.

75 Years Ago –April 1, 1938
LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Oma Tucker and children of Columbus spent
Saturday and Sunday here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hudson.
- Mrs. C. L. McKay, Sr. of Greenwood is here on a visit to her sons,
Messrs. H. D. and C. L. McKay. – Mrs. A. A. Greene and baby from
Birmingham, Ala. are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. McCool.
Mrs. P. B. Dallis gave a dinner on March 31st in honor of her aged
father, Judge R. B. McAlilly, who celebrated his 83rd birthday.
Among the guests were Miss Alice Carr, 84, and Mrs. Alice Bennett,
who is 83. Needless to say the magnificent dinner was only as Mrs.
Dallis can arrange them and that the day was greatly enjoyed by these
highly esteemed old citizens.

DEATHS: Warren L. Dewease passed away March 17th at his home in the
Plattsburg community after a brief illness. He was a farmer and a saw
mill man. He was born March 14, 1884 in Neshoba County and was the
son of Henry Dewease. He was married to Nancy Blount January 12,
1907. Born to this union were eleven children, seven sons, and four
daughters.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carter and little daughter Elizabeth
Ann visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Haggard at Ellison Ridge,
the past week end. – N. C. Young of Greenwood, State Supervisor of
the Mineral and Clay Survey, was a guest of his mother, Mrs. J. N.
Young Friday night.
Mrs. Sudie Tucker, wife of the late W. H. Tucker, celebrated her 73rd
birthday Sunday, March 20th in the Claytown community. She is the
oldest member of the Clayton Home Demonstration Club and the club’s
members and others prepared a bounteous dinner, which was served
picnic style on the Tucker yard to the large crowd of about 100
present. String band music was presented by local talent and the
afternoon was devoted to religious singing.

BOND: Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Reed are the proud parents of a fine boy
who made his arrival a few days ago. They have named him Billie
Frank. – Mr. Jewell Bouchillon of E.C.J.C. Decatur spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bouchillon