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 19, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Dr. M. L. Montgomery has been appointed County Register, responsible for records of all deaths and births. – Mrs. J. T. Penny and babe of Pontotoc visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Parkes, last week. – Mr. D. D. Dempsey has bought out the Warner restaurant. – Mrs. S. M. Jordan and Miss Lois Comfort were called to Kosciusko Monday by the death of their father, Mr. Tobe Comfort. He was thrown out of and under the overturned auto in which he was a passenger, killing him instantly. The accident occurred outside Austin, Texas last Sunday afternoon.

MARRIAGES: On September 10, at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Walter Mercer Ledbetter of White Oak, Okla. and Miss Ada Lucille Barnes were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Barnes, at Fearn Springs, Rev. J. D. Fulton officiating.

ROCKY HILL: The two weeks singing normal at Enon closed Saturday. There was dinner on the ground and all day singing enjoyed by the large crowd.

DEATHS: Mr. Louis Campbell, 91, died at his family homestead ten miles west of town Monday morning, September 15th. He had been sick for some time. – Mrs. J. J. Bouchillon died at her home a few miles east of town on Tuesday night, September 16th, having suffered for many years.

NOXAPATER: School opened Monday, Sept. 15th with 160 pupils enrolled, about a dozen being boarding pupils. – Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stuart entertained Saturday evening in honor of Misses Coleman, Carr, and Love, members of the school faculty. – Dr. Marvin Webb of Hope was a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Webb, first of the week.

75 Years Ago – September 16, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Rosamond Addkison this week purchased the J. W. Griffin Store one mile west of Louisville, and will carry a stock of fancy and staple groceries, gasoline, and motor oils. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Mac Bouchillon, a baby girl on September 12. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Frazier of Crawford, on Sept. 13, a sweet baby girl named Hallie Jeanne. Mother and babe are here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. McMillin.

DEATHS: Mrs. Velma Henderson died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Harlan, on September 2nd. She was the wife of Mr. Alfus Henderson. Her funeral was held the next day at Liberty Church. – Mrs. Beckie (Crow) Moore, 75, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Mattie Hersee hospital in Meridian, following an operation performed four weeks ago.

NOXAPATER: Leaving for college this week were Phillip Hopkins (State College), Misses Geraldine Kemp, Rebecca Fraser, and Glen Barnes (M.S.C.W.). – Mrs. Bill Bennett of Louisville spent Tuesday here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Boswell.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Henry Triplett and Miss Waldine Haggard were married Sunday night, September 4, 1938, in the home of Rev. J. L. Ward of Louisville.

JACKSONFIELD: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Goodin and children spent the past Sunday visiting their sister and aunt, Mrs. Rayford Terry. – Mr. and Mrs. Clay Batemen and children were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Henry Adcock the past Sunday.

The Haimes family held a family reunion on the Old Homestead in Gum Branch near Sturgis on August 21st, with over 75 present at the home of C. D. Haimes, who celebrated his 75th birthday. All living brothers and sisters were present except for Mrs. Cordia H. Carr of Ackerman. All of his children, twelve of the fifteen grandchildren, and all three great-grandchildren were also present. Family came from all over Mississippi and three other states, including one son who traveled 1,500 miles. Sam Haimes, father of C. D. was one of the pioneers of Winston County, originally from Mecklenberg County, Va., moving to Winston by way of Georgia. A special guest was Aunt Easter Lampkin, who was the colored nurse for the Haimes children during the Civil War. She is about 104 years old. After the war, she was set free and bought land from the family.