News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – March 29, 1912 WEDDINGS: Saturday morning, March 9, at 9 o’clock at the Methodist Church in Marvel, Arkansas, Mr. Robert Oscar Brasfield and Miss Roma Askew were united in marriage, Rev. J. W. Peoples, pastor of the church, officiating. – At the residence of J. O. Tabor, in Louisville, on March 24th, Mr. Ben Ivy and Miss Josie Reynolds, Rev. N.B. Wallace officiating. LOUISVILLE: Mrs. Ellie Moore, one of Ackerman’s most estimable ladies, spent several days last week with her friend, Mrs. Minnie Inman. – Lights and more and better water is a necessity we are bound to have. – The Ladies of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. will give an “Easter Egg Hunt,” April 6, 1912, at the Masonic Hall Park. Come and try to fine the gold egg – Admission 10 cents. DEATHS: Mr. Jake Murphy died at his home northeast of town Friday, March 22, 1912, after a short bout with pneumonia. He was a son of Rev. J. H. Murphy. 75 Years Ago – March 26, 1937 MARRIAGES: Mr. T. C. Patterson and Miss Izme Wombles were married on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 o’clock, Rev. W. C. Kitchens performing the ceremony. – Mr. A. A. Greene and Miss Dorothy McCool were married on March 25 in West Point, Mr. A. A. Greene, father of the groom, performing the ceremony. LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sorey and daughter, Miss Christine, and son Fred, Jr., of Birmingham, were called here by the serious illness of their mother, Mrs. T L. Melton, whom we regret to report is still very ill. – Mr. J. E. Wroten of Union is with the Jitney- Jungle store as meat cutter. Mr. Wroten is well known here as he formerly was connected with the Jitney-Jungle store. – The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clois Moody will be interested to learn that their little daughter Daphne, has recovered from her illness caused by eating some lye recently. – Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hale returned Wednesday from a three weeks visit to Mayo Brothers in Rochester, for treatment. Their many friends are glad to see them back and to know that each received treatment that was beneficial, especially for Mrs. Hale. – Mrs. Clifford Thrailkill of Yazoo City is here for the Easter holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tabor. DEATHS: W. K. Taylor of Noxapater died Monday, March 8th, of a heart attack at the age of 79, at the home of his brother Bascom Taylor near Philadelphia. – Little Quintus Young, four year old only son of Mr. and Mrs. Young of Edinburg, passed away Saturday afternoon at Walley’s Hospital, Jackson, Miss, Feb. 6th, after suffering from rheumatic fever for ten long months. His mother is the former Emma Chambliss and his grandmother is Ida Young of Noxapater. NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. J. Spivey and baby were Sunday visitors in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wood in the community south of town. – Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lampley and son of New Albany were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lampley the past week end. – Mrs. Hill McLeod and Mrs. T. A. Parks of Louisville visited Mr. Lampley and family last week. – Mrs. J. S. Maxey and children were in Memphis where James, who was injured in an auto accident last year, was under physician’s observation. He was reported recuperating satisfactorily. CLAYTOWN NEWS reported the 72nd birthday dinner given Sunday in the home of S. J. Tucker was enjoyed by Mr. J. M. Tucker and his wife and many other family members and friends.