News of the Past

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

100 Years Ago – August 22, 1913

The next session of the Noxapater Graded School will open September 1, 1913, and will close June 1, 1914, making nine months. The 12th grade has been added to the curriculum. Boarding students will be given special attention and splendid opportunities.

Beginning with this issue there will be one column of the Journal contributed to the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union on temperance.

LOUISVILLE: The handsome home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Adams on Columbus Ave. is nearing completion and is one of the most comfortable homes in town. – The attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Strong is nearly complete and when done will be by far the finest residence in the county, if not on the northern division of the N. O. M. & C. railroad. It is located on the M. A. Metts old homestead. – Judge and Mrs. George Anderson and their little daughter of Vicksburg are the guests of the former’s sister, Mrs. T. W. McCreary this week. – Madames Smith of Choctaw county are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Triplett near Perkinsville.

NOXAPATER: Miss Willie Atkinson, a charming young lady of Louisville, visited her uncle, Mr. Thos. G. Hopkins, here this week. – Mrs. W. C. Hunt and little sister Clara of Ackerman are interesting guests of Mrs. J. M. Harris. – Miss Spraggins of Bladen Springs, Alabama, is here on a visit to her niece, Mrs. A. A. Curry.

75 Years Ago – August 19, 1938

Members of the Carr family met Sunday, August 7, at the home of Mr. Emmett Carr at Preston for a family reunion. At the noon hour lunch was served picnic style under the large oaks surrounding the home and many watermelons were cut and enjoyed by all. Pictures were made of the different families present.

HAMMILL HILL: Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Collier had their grandchildren spending a week with them, Dorothy Ann and Maxine Collier, while their mother, Mrs. James Collier spent a while with her mother, Mrs. Jernigan, near Louisville. – Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Crowley spent the day Sunday with Mrs. Crowley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Collier.

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. S. S. Upchurch and daughter Miss Virginia and mother, Mrs. George Webster, spent Tuesday in Weir, with Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Tabor. – Mrs. George Loften and Mrs. Ed Birchfield of Ethel visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dodd the past week end. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Horton, on August 11th, a fine boy.

The Giffin family enjoyed a family reunion at Legion State Park here Sunday when children of Mrs. Mae Quinton assembled at the park for a spend-the-day party and picnic. All of her children and their families were present.

DEATHS: Mr. Lanford A. Miller, 57, died at his home at Loakfoma Tuesday morning, August 11th, with burial in Betheden cemetery. – Mrs. Oscar P. Barnett, 34, died in hospital in Meridian on August 16¸ with burial in Oak Grove on the 18th.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Nason Peay and children of Maben are guests here of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Peay in south town. – Mrs. C. D. Tolbert of Rocky Hill is here visiting her daughters, Mrs. Howard Ellis and Mrs. Herbert Caperton. – Mrs. Mary Sue Taylor and daughter Victoria are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Glenn in Booneville this week.

WEDDINGS: On Monday, August 8, Mr. Marshall Chapman of Louisville and Miss Charlotte Walters of Laurel were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Laurel, Rev. Phil Brice, pastor of the West End M. E. Church performing the ceremony.