{news] New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – September 13, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. W. Hickman spent last week in Meridian where she carried her baby for treatment. – Mrs. Claud Mitchell is spending a while with her mother, Mrs. McMinn, in Plattsburg. – The young people were entertained at the home of Mrs. T. G. Hopkins last Friday evening.

ROCKY HILL: The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Wade the 6th and left them a fine baby girl. – The young people enjoyed an ice cream supper at Mr. Zandy Palmer’s Tuesday night.

LOUISVILLE: Miss Mattie Johnson left last Friday for Oklahoma to resume her teaching duties. – Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins of Philadelphia are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Alexander. – Mr. Robert Fox, who has lived in Arizona for several years, arrived a few days ago to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Fox. Bob’s many friends are glad to see him looking so well.

75 Years Ago – September 10, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mrs. J. L. Hughes of Washington, D. C. and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and little daughter of Memphis spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Linch and other relatives. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Hathorn, on September 9th, a fine boy. – Mr. T. A. McCool recently sold his farm home six miles east of town and purchased a five acre place just west of Town Creek Canal on highway 14 one mile out.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Wade Smith and Miss Loyce Ward were married on April 6, 1937. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ward of Highpoint. Dr. C. A. Kirk of Central is preparing to erect a clinic at his home in Central. He has a wide practice in the area, and a son, studying medicine, who wants to return home to practice as well.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Kite Ellis and daughter Dorothy spent the week end in Philadelphia, guests of Mrs. J. B. Farish. – Mrs. Ada Coolidge of Hattiesburg is guest of her sister, Mrs. Alice Thomas. – Mrs. W. H. Huntley of Lumberton is guest of her sisters Mrs. M. A. Pagan, Mrs. W. N. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. T. F. Kirkpatrick, and other relatives.

DEATHS: James Joseph McCully, 63, was shot and killed at his home in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas. The man who shot him was living on his place and had agreed to help pick cotton this fall. After shooting McCully, Gaines Edwards shot himself. McCully was born on March 22, 1874 in Louisville and moved to Texas about 46 years ago. He married Mrs. Mary Weeden on April 24, 1937. Surviving him is one daughter by his former companion, Mrs. Harry Sowers of Dallas, and four brothers, Dallas of Wills Point and John, Woodward and W. H. McCully of Louisville. – Mr. J. M. “Mid” Prisock, about 53, died at Loakfoma in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Bradford on August 24th. He had been in ill health for several months.

NEW HOPE reports Mrs. Brad Triplett and Miss Clytee visited Mrs. White Israel one day last week. – Mrs. J. R. Dickerson visited Mr. and Mrs. Brad Triplett the past week.