News of the Past

100 Years Ago – December 8, 1916

LOUISVILLE: We regret to note the unfortunate accident of little Sybel Miller who fell from Davis delivery wagon the other day and broke her left arm in three places. – Mrs. J. M. VanDerver, Vice President and General Manager of the American Creosote Works, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Simmons. – Mr. J. O. Archer of Noxubee County is visiting his relative, Mr. A. J. White, this week. – Gilbert J. Wood of Grenada spent a few days with home folk this week.

NOXAPATER:  The electric lights were turned on Tuesday night on Main street and a few of the business houses. –  Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Barrett and children of Louisville were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McLeod on Thanksgiving Day. |-  Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Webb and baby of McDonald are guests of relatives here this week. – Quite a number of our young people are attending the Swain show in Louisville this week.

75 Years Ago – December 5, 1941

NOXAPATER:  Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Oldham and son Harry of Rome, Ga. visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Oldham, this past week end.  –  Mrs. Ernest Jordan of Morenci, Ariz., nee Miss Evelyn Crosby, is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crosby and other relatives.  –  Dr. and Mrs. Abernathy of Memphis visited their mother, Mrs. J. C. Hickman, this past week.  –   Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Browning of Honolulu, Hawaii, are here visiting their brother, Clarence Browning, and other relatives. Mr. Browning has been with the U. S. Army for several years, and was stationed in Hawaii.   

DEATHS:  Howard Boswell, 33, died in Mobile, Ala.  following a lingering illness.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Boswell, who moved from Louisville to Mobile several years ago.  Mr.  Boswell is survived by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. – Mrs. John [Nannie Emma Boswell] Wilkes, 56, of Liberty, died at Rush Infirmary in Meridian early Tuesday morning, Dec. 2nd.  Her remains were buried in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Our sympathy to Miss Johnnie Boswell, Messrs. H. F. and Jim Boswell, and other relatives, in the death of their sister.    

LOUISVILLE:  Mrs. Earl Kitchen and children, Buck, Frances, and Betty Ann, spent Nov. 30th in the home of her father, Mr. J. P. Griffin, in New Albany, on the occasion of his 78th birthday.  –  Johnny Wilkes of The Camden Orchestra, Mrs. Wilkes and their baby daughter, Janet, returned to Springfield, Ill. Friday after spending several days here this week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilkes.  Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkes and family of Atlanta are also in town visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilkes.  –  Mr. and Mrs. Spiva Richardson are recovering from serious injuries received when their car left the highway about 5 miles south of town a few days ago.  Spiva received several cuts about the head and Mrs. Richardson suffered a serious hip injury.  

WEDDINGS:  Sgt. Robert B. Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie J. Henry of Temple, Ga., and Miss Mary Alice Hanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Burrage of Noxapater, were married Nov. 15 in Livingston, Ala.  Sgt. Henry is currently stationed at Meridian Air Base.