New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – October 18, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mrs. Clyde Hathorn and Miss Bulah Morris were visitors to Louisville Wednesday. – Mrs. J. V. Stevens and baby returned home Tuesday from a visit to her parents at Ackerman.

HIGHPOINT: The Euterpean literary society is doing good work with Miss Zelda Sanders as president. – A basket ball club has been organized. Great interest is being shown in both. – Some of our people attended the lyceum at Louisville and say it was fine. – Mr. Jim Hathorn had the misfortune to lose his barn on last Friday night, almost everything was burned. One very fine horse could not be saved.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Coyett Hanna of Ackerman and Miss Myrtle Hight of Louisville were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Strong on last evening, October 19th, 1912. Rev. G. S. Jenkins performed the solemn ceremony that made them one.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Fox are the proud possessors of a fine boy who arrived on the 16th and seems to like this country pretty well as he has so far failed to break his father’s rest. – M. H. Woodward is pushing the electric light installation right along. He is having the posts put in all over town, and as soon as the material is received, will be ready to hand the wire. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Webster, at the home of Mrs. Webster’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Kirk, on the 15th, a fine boy.

75 Years Ago – October 15, 1937 J. C. Filer, Jr., 21, was killed in a truck accident on Highway 15, seven miles north of Louisville Wednesday morning. Young Filer and Mr. Daniel, a young man from Philadelphia, were hauling sod from Highpoint to the new section of road. As Mr. Filer turned into a dirt road off the highway, the soft edge of the road gave way, the truck overturned, and pinned Filer underneath, killing him instantly. The other man suffered no serious injuries.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hight are rejoicing over the birth of a sweet baby girl, who arrived October 9th. They have named her Margarett Dare. – Miss Lucile Rodgers of Amory spent the week end here with her sister, Mrs. Elliott Ferguson. – Mr. and Mrs. Bill Strong, Jr. are the fond parents of a sweet baby girl, who arrived October 12. Mr. Will Hook of the NEW HOPE vicinity enjoyed a surprise birthday party given by his children on Sunday. The birthday dinner was held in the home of his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hooks.

NOXAPATER: The home of Mr. W. T. Kemp caught fire just before noon on Tuesday, but friends put out the fire quickly. – Mr. and Mrs. Prewitt Webb announce the birth of a winsome daughter at the Harrison hospital, Philadelphia. She has been named Annie Jane. –

BOND: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parks, a fine girl on the 20th. They have named her Cuba Faye. – Mrs. M. E. Strait enjoyed the following visitors in her home on Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Weeks and son and two grandchildren of Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Horne and daughter of Meridian, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Reynolds and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strait and children, Mr. J. L. Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Loyd and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jernigan and children.

DEATHS: Soon after finishing his dinner on October 8, Mr. K. A. Livingston, 76, suffered a heart attack, which resulted in his death a few minutes later. Mr. Livingston was living at the home of his son, F. A. Livingston, on Metts Street. – Dr. R. Morgan, 88, of Noxapater died at the family home late Thursday afternoon, October 7th, after a long illness. Born in Gaffney, South Carolina on November 16, 1849, he moved here several years ago and had a successful dentist practice in several parts of the county.