News of the Past

100 Years Ago – August 3, 1917

We publish the 250 names of the Selective Draft from which will be selected Winston County’s quote of 183 men for the first war call. These names come as they were drawn from the jar in Washington, that is, the first name, that of Ray Quandt, was the first name drawn, and will be examined first, and so on down the list.

LOUISVILLE:  Ray Quandt, Grafton Bennett, Albert Davis, and A. W. White went to Meridian Wednesday and enlisted in the Aviation service, and will go to San Antonio. They came home yesterday, but left on the afternoon train on their return. –  The community experienced one of the severest electrical storms in its history Wednesday afternoon, followed by the heaviest rain since early spring. The barn of L. H. Hopkins was set on fire, but was soon extinguished. Bill Greer was knocked down, and several other people slightly shocked. – Mrs. Minnie Atkinson and son, Jim P. left this week for Laurel, where they will reside in future. – The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Watson is seriously ill, suffering from malarial fever. – Eugene Robinson arrived home from Belzoni Wednesday on a farewell trip to his parents. Gene leaves in a day or two with his Company from Belzoni. – Miss Charlie Bennett has stood her examination as Trained Nurse in Tennessee, making a splendid showing.

DEATHS:  Dr. C. T. Kirk, 82, succumbed to a stroke of paralysis, and passed away July 26th, after failing health for some time. His remains were laid at rest in Good Hope Cemetery the following day. Dr. Kirk was one of the county’s oldest citizens, and had resided at Handle in southeast portion of the county the greater part of his life. He was a practicing physician, and was very popular as such during his active life. He was a man above the average in intellect, a great student, and always kept abreast of the times. He leaves a wife and five children.

NOXAPATER:  Mr. and Mrs. Primrose and daughter, Undene of Belzoni, arrived Saturday on a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. H. Webb. –  Mrs. C. M. Woods visited her son, Mr. Charlie Miller at Philadelphia this week. –  Mrs. Thos. Q. Hopkins and sister. Miss Rose Decell were called to their home, Raymond, on account of the death of their father, Mr. Decell, which occurred at a sanitarium at Jackson Sunday. – Miss Mary Stewart of Plattsburg vicinity is guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Stewart. – Quite a number of Corn and Pig Club boys were here last week from different portions of the County, attending the Institute held here for their benefit.

75 Years Ago – July 31, 1942

NOXAPATER:  The young men of our community on their way to Camp Shelby are Berlin McBrayer, Colbert Ishee, Solon Wilkes, Shine Price, Roy Clark, Quinn, Kelly and Johnson. –  Irvin Hensley, Jr. left for Detroit, Mich., where he hopes to find employment.

DEATHS:  Funeral services were held July 20th for John Sam Giffin, 82, at Center church, Rev. J. W. Gibson officiating.  He is survived by four daughters, and Jesse Giffin. –  Mrs. Daisy Stewart Creekmore, 58, died at the family home in Noxapater Wednesday, after an illness of some time.  Funeral services and burial took place at Mt. Pisgah Thursday. The family moved to Noxapater last year from Neshoba county.  She is survived by her husband, George, four sons, and a sister.

LOUISVILLE:  Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Burton of Louisville have five sons in the Service.  –  Mrs. Carrie Hollingsworth received word from her son Howard, who is in the Service, that he is recovering from surgery on his right knee. –  Clyde Clark, employed at the shipyards of Charleston, S. C. since January, finally took his first vacation to come home.  He tells us the Government is planning to enlarge the facility.

WEDDINGS: Sgt. Joe Livingston, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A.  Livingston of Louisville, married Miss Julia Cordell July 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Cordell of Carthage, Mo. –  Mr. G. Tom Fulton and Mrs. Ida Mae Ferguson were married July 19th at the home of Rev. J. W. Gibson.  Tom is a native of Winston county and his bride was the widow of the late Barney Ferguson.  –  Mr. James Watson and Miss Eddie Lovorn were married July 29th at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. W. L. Day officiating.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lovorn. The groom is the youngest son of the late W. W. Watson and Mrs. Annie Cagle Watson.  –   Miss Nelle Bryson of Louisville, daughter of J. F. Bryson of Tupelo, and Frank F. Forster of Louisville, son of Mrs. W. M. Forster of Laurel, were married July 23rd at the home of Rev. C. L. Irwin of the Lutheran Church. – Mr. James Eaves and Miss Hilda Hall were married July 25th at the home of Rev. Hardin of Ackerman.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eaves and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall, all of Louisville. – Sgt. Clyde Denton “Dink” Chapman and Miss Sara Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie W. Harris, were married in the Post, Foster Field, Victoria, Texas, by Chaplin Capt. Luck July 20th.

BIRTHS:  Mr. and Mrs. Dee Fulcher are the proud parents of a fine baby boy born July 26. (Ellison Ridge) –  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bennett are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine son. (Louisville)