C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.
100 Years Ago – July 4, 1913
LOUISVILLE: All the stores will be closed tomorrow for the 4th celebration. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Thomas, a fine boy. – The handsome new store building of Mr. J. H. Campbell is now completed and he is moving his stock of goods into same. – Mr. C. W. Townsend left this week for Mobile, where he goes to have his wounded foot treated.
DEATHS: Mr. Baxter Kerr died at his home above Highpoint last Friday, after a one day illness. Paralysis of the heart set up and he died in a very short time. – Mrs. J. A. Hickman died as she was returning home with her family from a visit to Texas to see her sister. She was suddenly taken ill and died a few hours later.
NOXAPATER: Mr. B. E. Kilpatrick left Thursday for the [50th] reunion of the Blues and Grays at Gettysburg. From there he will visit his son in Washington City. – Mr. W. H. Huntley and family of Highpoint were here for the funeral of his wife’s mother, Mrs. J. A. Hickman. – Miss Irene Whisenant, an attractive young lady of McCool, is a guest of Mrs. J. M. Harris.
75 Years Ago – July 1, 1938
LOUISVILLE: Mrs. Marvin Partridge of Philadelphia is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sallie Carr. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Red Cheney, a sweet baby girl, on June 28. They have named her Annell. – Mr. and Mrs. H. M. King left Wednesday for Yemassee, S. C., where they will spend their summer vacation. They will return in September when Mr. King resumes his duties as director of the Louisville School band. -Mr. and Mrs. Tom Webster, who reside in the delta, spent several days here with their mother, Mrs. Webster, this week. – Veteran J. A. Ball, accompanied by his son Dee, is attending the last Reunion to be held, which is in progress at Gettysburg, Pa. this week.
DEATHS: We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. J. E. Wroten, who lived here for several years. She died suddenly at Philadelphia Monday. – BOND reported the death of Mrs. John Cutts, which occurred at the home of her son, Mr. Henry Cutts of Ackerman. Interment was in Murphy Creek cemetery. NOXAPATER: Misses Grace Kelly and Anna Lynn Kilpatrick, who are in training at the Baptist hospital in Memphis, arrived home this week on a two weeks’ vacation. – Miss Ruby Lee Gully, R. N. of Talladega, Ala., is spending her vacation here with her sisters, Mrs. David McBrayer, Mrs. Sam Myatt, and Miss Ruth Gully. – Mr. Hervey Edwards of Rocky Hill spent Saturday and Sunday here with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn, Jr.
On June 26th, the children of Mr. T. H. Thompson surprised him with a birthday dinner to celebrate his 68 years. He makes his home at his baby’s, Mr. Dan H. Thompson. Seventy-three friends and relatives enjoyed the fine hospitality.
WEDDINGS: Mr. Udell Stevens of Louisville and Miss Akla Marie Turner were married at the First Baptist Church in Houlka, Miss., in a double wedding ceremony, along with Mr. Earnest Wessels and Miss Anna Kate Marion.