News of the Past

100 Years Ago – June 13, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Suber were called to Reform last Monday by the assassination of the latter’s brother, Mr. Hanna, who was shot from ambush twice about 4 o’clock that morning while going to his mill. He died instantly and no evidence has been found on the guilty party. – Mr. N. C. Wroten of Newton has secured the large contract to erect five buildings on the Parkes hotel property, and is now having the hotel moved off. It will be placed on a lot east of Dr. Parkes’ residence. Mr. Wroten also has the contract for the handsome residence of W. A. Strong. – Mr. J. B. Sullivan bought us a sample of his oat crop, also the largest turnip and radish we have seen this year. He says boll weevils have already gotten his acre of cotton.

ROCKY HILL: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Fulton are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy on the 8th. – Farmers are feeling blue over the appearance of the boll weevil so early.

DEATHS: Mr. John Cumming of the Rural Hill community died last week and his remains were buried in Doty Springs cemetery. NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Mosely and baby, former residences of our town, spent last week here in the home of Mr. P. B. Worthy. – Mr. J. R. Holmes was a Sunday visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Taylor.

75 Years Ago – June 10, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Tonnie Boyles of Mobile is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Boyles. – Miss Nannie Lou Arnett left Tuesday for Tupelo where she will take a business course. – Born to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Reed, May 30, a fine 8 ½ pound boy, named Bobby Randale. – Misses Elsie Woodward and Elizabeth Jordan left Sunday for Hattiesburg where they will attend summer school at Woman’s College. ROCKY HILL: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fulton, a son May 23rd, named Donald Lee. – Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fulton, Mr. and Mrs. Spinks Handock and son were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Clark Sunday afternoon.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Mem Weir and little son Robert Irvin, and Miss Mary Ruth Wall of Newton were week end visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L Burrage. – Mr. A. C. Hickman celebrated his 82nd birthday last Sunday, with a number of his friends and relatives present. – Mrs. W. E. Woodward, Mrs. T. L. Robinson and Mrs. Sam Myatt hosted a miscellaneous shower Monday for Mrs. Gertrude (Filer) Sullivan, a recent bride. WEDDINGS: Mr. William Edgar Bennett of Louisville and Miss Evelyn Boswell of Noxapater were married at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, June 3, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Boswell. We were glad to visit with our old friend Mr. J. M. Ivy, who is possibly our county’s oldest Confederate veteran. At 92, he has been a lifelong resident of Bevil Hill, but has lived with his son at Bradley the last year or two.

He was in the Battle of Atlanta and we spoke of the many things he recalled about it.

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.