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 – July 25, 1913

The first run of the ice plant made by the Woodward Bros. plant was turned out this week and every one was pleasantly surprised by the fine quality to come from the first freezing of this new and up-to-date plant. This is the best ice by far that our town has ever had.

MARRIED: At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. J. H. White, Mr. D. E. Jeffries and Miss Marcy Rix were married on July 22.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Chappell on the 17th, a fine son. – Mr. Lindsey, who lost his purse containing $40 a few weeks ago, and which was advertised in this Journal, was very fortunate in having it found by Messrs. Fred Nabors and Jesse Tabor, who, upon seeing the ad, notified Mr. Lindsey of their find, and he came and got same. – Mrs. Emily Hodnesty of Texas, Mrs. Henry Caperton and Mrs. W. A. Gunn of Noxapater and Mrs. T. F. Ware of Starkville are the pleasant guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cagle this week.

NOXAPATER: Miss Pearl Conn of Ethel is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. P. Stewart. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Reed, a fine boy on the 21st. – Mrs. Emily Hodnesty of Cleburne, Texas is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Caperton.

75 Years Ago – July 22, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Miss Geraldine Merriweather of Canton is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boyles. – Miss Agnes Russell and sister Gloria are visiting their aunt, Mrs. J. P. Bush in Laurel. – Mr. and Mrs. William Sullivan of Huntsville, Ala., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bane. – Windall McAlilly left a few days ago for Millsaps College, where he has work and will attend college. – Lamar Clark of Meridian spent the week end here with his mother and sister, Mrs. Grady Clark and Miss Virginia.

In honor of Mrs. Alice Bennett’s 83rd birthday, a family reunion of the Bennett family was held at the Legion State Park, with seventy-five of the relatives present. Son Albert and family of Covington, Virginia were present, as were her other children, all from the Louisville vicinity. Mr. Oscar Bennett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bennett and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brasfield, who are both over 80 years of age, represented the older members of the pioneer family of Bennetts, which is one of Winston county’s most prominent families.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Iva Carter is at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. White, who is very ill at her home in Kosciusko. – Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Little and son of Knoxville, Tenn. are here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mobley Estes. – Mrs. Burton Stokes and little son left Friday for their home at Kannapolis, N. C., after a visit here with her sister, Mrs. Clarence Browning and other relatives.