News of the Past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – June 27, 1913

We have received the first cotton blooms from the following farmers: Dan Williams on the 18th, R. P. White on the 20th, Wylie Riddle on the 22nd, and on the 23rd, Messrs. T. I. Perry, A. G. Triplett, and W. A. Garrigues.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Catlege, a fine boy on the 22nd. – The Parkes hotel moving seems to be a slow move. The building is in the middle of Main street, and from all appearances, will be there several days. – W. W. Kellum, charged with killing J. J. Hanna at Reform, was tried and acquitted at that place Tuesday.

WEDDINGS: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cox, on Columbus Avenue on Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, June 25th, Mr. J. C. Fair and Miss Hattie R. Cox were united, Rev. S. B. Myers saying the ceremony. – On Sunday afternoon, June 15th, Mr. F. L. Woodruff and Miss Annie Maud Gage were married at the home of the bride, Rev. S. B. Myers officiating.

The residence of Miss Willie Lampley on High Street was burned, together with practically all of her household effects, as well as those of Mr. J. T. Jackson and family, on Friday night about 11 o’clock. The fire’s origin is unknown. It is a heavy loss. Mr. Jackson had no insurance and the insurance policy of Miss Willie had recently expired.

DEATHS: Mrs. Mollie Robinson, 73, wife of Mr. Armstead Robinson, (deceased), died at the home of her son, Mr. Frank Robinson, on the morning of the 11th. She had been very sick for a week. – Mrs. H. C. Carter (nee Miss Sallie Boswell) died late Monday at Newton Hospital after having undergone an operation.

75 Years Ago – June 24, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Aycock are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine son on June 17. They have named him Jack Spencer. – Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hollingsworth and two sons Woodrow and Howard, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Garvin, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Garvin attended the funeral of their uncle, J. L. Gibbs in Newton, Sunday. – Coach and Mrs. Jenkins are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, who arrived June 21. – Miss Mamie Alice McGraw left Friday for Hobbs, New Mexico, where she is visiting her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dick McGraw.

Last Sunday, June 9th, a Davis family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Davis, a delightful occasion enjoyed by friends and relatives. VERNON reported Mr. and Mrs. Clint Palmer are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl who arrived recently. They have named her Helen Maxcie. – Miss Ellen Steverson was Saturday night guest of Misses Laverne Schoolar and Pearl Holton.

DEATHS: Mr. Bob White died at the home of his son, Mr. Jim White, near Noxapater. Interment was in the Betheden cemetery Sunday afternoon; Rev. Smoot of Louisville conducted the service. – Mr. Henry Kinard, 78, died at his home on Friday, June 17, at 10 o’clock p.m. A Winston county native, Mr. Kinard was buried at Bevil Hill cemetery.

NOXAPATER: Those taking the typhoid shots go to Dr. Hickman’s home Saturday night, June 25. – Dr. and Mrs. McCall, daughter Nena, granddaughter Hazel Wills, and Mrs. Nellie Patton of Ratcliff, Texas, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Webb and other relatives. Mrs. McCall and Mrs. Patton are sisters of Mrs. Webb. – Mrs. Victor Barnes is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hollingsworth, near Kosciusko. – Miss Ruth Gully, efficient saleslady at Fair’s, is spending her vacation on the Mississippi Coast.

A number of the Webb relatives and friends met at Webb’s Springs Sunday in a family reunion honoring Mr. Wm. J. Webb on “Dad’s Day.” All report a splendid time and a bountiful spread at noon.