News of the Past 07-16-14

100 Years Ago – July 17, 1914
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75 Years Ago – July 14, 1939
FRONT PAGE: Winston, Choctaw, Webster and other neighboring counties In Line for TVA Power: Congressman Ford sent word Wednesday that the bill to bring rural electrification

to this area was expected to be signed by the President. TVA power would be cheaper electricity to the municipalities as well.
DEATHS: Mr. Anderson Neil Beasley, 22, was killed instantly when he wrecked his car June 25th on the way to work in the delta. His body was brought back home to Mrs. Luie (Hatcher) Beasley and son Billy Neil for burial in Harmony cemetery. Neil was the son of Jasper C. Beasley of Philadelphia. – Highpoint reported the death of Mr. Jim Hathorn, who was buried at Bethsalem cemetery on July 4th. – Little Laura Elizabeth Suttle, 6, was buried in the Methodist cemetery, following funeral services in Noxapater’s Baptist church. She was rushed to the Meridian Sanatorium last Monday, where she died Wednesday, July 5th. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Suttle; granddaughter of Mr. W. W. Suttle of Noxapater and Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Jordan, Sr. of Louisville.
Last Sunday morning relatives and friends gathered at Legion State Park picnic grounds for the second McLeod family reunion. Registration reflected 125 attendees. Visiting and reminiscing occurred all morning. At noon a bountiful lunch was enjoyed. More relatives and friends arrived in the afternoon, with more conversations and kodaking (taking pictures), etc. continuing.
LOUISVILLE: Mrs. A. H. Reynolds and three of her daughters of Jackson, Tenn. were guests of Mrs. L. H. Stubblefield this week. – Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Jordon, Sr. were called to Meridian Sanatorium last Tuesday by the illness of their little granddaughter Laura Elizabeth Suttle. – Joan Gall, a ten pound daughter, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. DuBard on July 4th.
WEDDINGS: Mr. Fred Allman of Estes and Miss Eva Dean Ellis, were married in Philadelphia on May 10, Rev. W. M. C. Baggett officiating. He is a welder with the Fair Machine Shops. The couple will be at home at 108 Mississippi Avenue. – Mr. Doyle Martin of Noxapater and Miss Virginia Fant were married September 7, 1938 in Meridian. They are at home in Noxapater where they are in business. – Mr. Buck Womble and Miss Ruth Rodgers got married Saturday night, reported Macedonia news. Also reported by Macedonia is the marriage of Mr. Red Tilman and Miss Lola Cole on July 4th. They will make their home at Sardis, Miss.
NOXAPATER: Prof. John W. Curtis of the Draughn’s Commercial College in Jackson, visited relatives here the past week end and attended the McLeod family reunion at Legion Park Sunday. – Mrs. Cora Lampley is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Ada McLeod in the Louisville vicinity. – Mrs. H. E. Hunt and Mrs. B. F. Whisenant and daughter Irene visited B. F. Whisenant, who is in the Veterans Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he is improving.