New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – May 17, 1912 MARRIED: At the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith of Noxapater, on May 7, 1912, Mr. D. O. Jones (of Aberdeen) and Miss Nezzie Irene Smith, Mr. L. Filer, Justice of the Peace, officiating. – On Sunday morning, May 5th, 1912, a quiet wedding took place in Dossville when Mr. Leon Pickle was quietly married to Miss Callie Mills at the bride’s home. NOXAPATER: Mrs. (Dr.) Jarvis and little child of Neshoba spent last week here with Dr. Jarvis’s parents. – Misses Rose Decell and Ora Crawford spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins near Plattsburg. – Dr. E. H. Anderson is here in this Dental office after an extended visit to his home at Fearn Springs. – Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hollingsworth and children of Louisville were guests of Mr. W. A. Gunn and family last Sunday. LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Brasfield of Arkansas are visiting relatives here this week. Mr. Brasfield’s friends were glad to meet him and his bonny bride. – Mr. Sam Gordon of Newton visited his sister, Mrs. J. W. Hatcher last week. – We are glad to know that Postmaster S. M. Jorden has been reappointed for another four years term. 75 Years Ago – May 14, 1937 FRONT PAGE NEWS: Formal Opening Legion State Park, Louisville. The Park was developed under the CCC. The cabins have been built with modern conveniences and the Lodge is a very attractive building, equipped with entertainment features. There are two large lakes, one for bathing and one for fishing. Picnic grounds are also available to the public. BIRTHDAYS: Mrs. J. L. Hudspeth celebrated her 68th birthday Sunday, April 25. She says this was the happiest birthday she has had in her 47 years of married life. – A large crowd gathered in the home of Mrs. Lula Hatcher to celebrate her 64th birthday, Sunday April 25, which was enjoyed by 125 persons. DEATHS: Mr. William Kirk Taylor died at the home of his oldest brother, Bascom Taylor, while on a visit there, Monday, March 8th, 1937. He had been in ill health for many months. He was the second son of the late Prof. G. T. Taylor and Rebecca Taylor, leaders in school and church life at Plattsburg. He was born near Macon, Noxubee County on January 8, 1859 and married Miss Emma Ingram of Neshoba County February 19, 1891. Nine children were born, with seven surviving. WEDDINGS: Mr. Buren Ruth and Miss Hilda Cockrell were quietly married in the home of Rev. J. L. Ward, April 24th.