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 – August 8, 1913

NOXAPATER: An unfortunate affair happened on our streets Saturday afternoon when Mr. Tom Cummins, who was resisting arrest, was shot by Town Marshal W. T. Stevens and died the next day. His remains were carried to Winona for internment. [Another article stated Cummins was drunk and boisterous on the streets and Marshal Stevens and Constable John Filer undertook to arrest him and he shot at the marshal.] – We congratulate Miss Lubia Lampley on winning the handsome piano in the recent Journal Piano Contest. – Misses Lalla and Nannie Hughston of Greenwood are visiting this week, guests of their aunt, Mrs. N. W. Webb, their uncle, Mr. W. S. Kirkpatrick, and other various relatives.

LOUISVILLE: Messrs. J. F. McMillin and W. F. Woodward are preparing to install an electric gris[t] mill at an early date to the public. They are going to put in the latest mill and will be able to grind corn at any time. If the people wish it, every day will be a “mill day.” – Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Clement left this week for Tocopola where they will make their future home. – Mr. W. H. Clark at Estes is seriously ill, suffering from an attack of slow fever. – The Louisville Light Plant is already proving a great benefit to the town in more ways than mere light. A number of enterprises will use the power to run their machinery.

75 Years Ago – August 5, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Udell Stevens had as their guests Friday, Mrs. Stevens’ father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Turner of Houlka, and sister and brother –in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Katzmire of Leland. – Mrs. James Collier and children of Sturgis are here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Jernigan. – Sonny Boy Blain is spending the week with Joe Suber, Jr., and having a fine time. He caught a five pound catfish. – Mrs. C. F. James of Appomattox, Va., Mrs. W. D. Martin and two children Dottridge and Julia White of Livingston, Ala., spent Saturday with their sister, Mrs. A. B. Reynolds. – Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Ferguson and baby girl Linda returned to their home in Amory after ten days vacation in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Ferguson.

The annual family reunion of the Breazeale-Adcock families was held in the beautiful oak grove at the home of Robert Breazeale, about 12 miles from Philadelphia, with more than 500 family members and friends gathering for the occasion. An old fashioned lunch spread under the trees at noon was followed by a welcome address by the host, and a history of the old pioneer members of the two families, given by Hardy Brazeale.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Price announce the arrival of a bouncing young son, born Sunday, July 31. – Friends sympathize with Mrs. Harold Webb in the death of her father, Mr. Darter, at Troupe, Texas, Monday, after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Webb recently returned from a visit with her parents. – Mrs. Mary Sue Taylor carried her daughter Victoria to the Harrison hospital Wednesday for a tonsilar operation.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Carl Shaw of Grenada and Miss Margaret Eleanor Woodward were married on March 29th last. The ceremony was said in the Methodist parsonage in Grenada.

MACEDONIA: Prof. William Hudson and wife welcomed a new son to the family. – Mr. and Mrs. Hurt Eaves, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hudson, and Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Cole were called to the bedside of Mr. C. H. Eaves last week. He was very sick.