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 – September 22, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. Gilbert J. Wood is home on a visit to his mother, Mrs. Elnora Wood. – Mrs. Nettie White and children of Louisiana are visiting the former’s mother, Mrs. Vinson, in south town. – Miss Sunnie Lyon will open her kindergarten on September 15, in the Masonic Building. Miss Sunnie has been conducting her school here for several years.

NOXAPATER: Miss Lyda Coleman will give a recital at the school hall on Friday evening, for the benefit of the Baptist church. Admission is 15 cents and 25 cents. – Mr. Taylor from McCool is a guest of his brother, Mr. George B. Taylor, here the first of the week. – Mrs. C. C. Gunn is visiting her niece, Mrs. R. H. McGraw, in Louisville this week and is attending the Fair.

AD: My Ice Cream Wagon will deliver Cream, Fruits, etc. at your door in the balance of the season. ED OWENS

75 Years Ago – September 9, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. Fannie Cagle, who has been visiting relatives in Helena, Ark., and the Mississippi Delta, returned home Saturday. She was accompanied home by her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lowe and baby Edwina of Ruleville, and Miss Frances Jordan of Leland, who spent the week end here. – Miss Doris Chapman left Thursday for her home in Bradenton, Fla., after two weeks visit here with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Earhart.

DEATHS: We regret to note the death of Emmitt Hollis, 17 year old brother of Henry Hollis, son of Jack Hollis, and nephew of George Hollis, who was accidently killed in Greenwood Sunday when he dived into shallow water. His remains were brought here and buried at Murphy Creek on Wednesday. – Joice Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester T. Morgan, died August 30th at their Rural Hill home, with burial at Rural Hill. – Mrs. Luella Green, 65, died at her home in Hinze on September 3rd and was buried at Doty Springs. – Mrs. John Williams, 71, died at her home in Murphy Creek on September 7th, and was buried at Murphy Creek. – Mr. J. T. Little died at his home in Amory. He is the father of Mrs. Shelby Woodward of the Woodward Hotel here. – Mr. Vance Bateman was buried at Middleton on Tuesday of last week.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. H. Hustley of Lumberton is the guest of her sisters, Mrs. T. F. and W. N. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Anna Pagan, and Mrs. A. E. Fulton, east of town. – Rex Murff left Tuesday for Millsaps College, where he will matriculate as a freshman. – Mrs. W. A. Clark, after an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. John H. Gunn, left Wednesday for Grenada, where she will visit her son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Parks.

BIRTHS: VERNON news reported Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Edwards are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, who made her arrival August 28. The little lady tipped the scales at eight and a half pounds. She was christened Helen Ruth. – Also from VERNON, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Nowell have a new son, Paul Dewayne, who was born September 2nd.