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 26, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. J. W. Hatcher, who was indicted for murder in Philadelphia, was in court Monday for the start of his trial. A verdict of not guilty was rendered Tuesday night. – The new sidewalks going in make quite an improvement in the old town. – Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Rodgers are the proud possessors of a bouncing boy who arrived at their home last Sunday morning. – The coolest weather for September we have experienced in many years has prevailed here for a week or two.

DEATHS: Miss Ala V. Yarbrough, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Yarbrough, had been confined to her bed for a week because of what was thought to be a bad rising on her face. She died Friday, September 19th, around sunset, from blood poisoning.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McLeod and Mrs. Crawford and daughter, Ora, attended the funeral of Miss Ala V. Yarbrough at Rocky Hill Saturday afternoon. – Mr. Jim Young and family, who resided a few miles west of here, moved into town this week. – Mr. and Mrs. Garrett, from Silver Creek, are now domiciled in south town.

MARRIAGES: Married, on Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Adkinson, Mr. S. Lampkin and Miss Fannie Adkinson, Rev. J. D. Fulton officiating. – Rev. E. D. Simpson of Mashulaville and Miss Ethel Webster of Louisville were married Sunday evening, Sept. 14th at the Methodist parsonage in Louisville, Rev. S. B. Myers officiating.

75 Years Ago –September 23, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Edwin Kirkpatrick, Johnny Harris, Horace Rowell, and Houston Dempsey attended the Fireman’s Convention in McComb this week. – Miss Billie Doss has been confined to her room for a week with malaria. – Mrs. L. L. Alford and son John Thomas of Indianola are visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. A. McCreary.

DEATHS: Mr. Edmond Farish Hunt, 54, died of heart trouble September 19th at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. D. Frazier. Burial was in Pleasant Hill. – Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Lovorn sympathize with them in the death of their infant baby. Interment was in Middleton cemetery. – Friends of Mrs. Joe Carter sympathize with her in the death of her sister, Mrs. White, at Kosciusko. – Mrs. J. M. Hardwick, mother of J. O. Hardwick, died in Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Sunday morning.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Peay spent the week end with their daughter, Mrs. Arnold White and family at Camden. – Miss Juanette Bowie of Highpoint spent the week end here with her cousin, Miss Mary Virginia Callahan.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Wayne McCarter of Pontotoc and Columbus married Miss Margaret Helen Reed of Louisville in Tupelo, Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The newlyweds will make their home in Columbus. – Mr. Jack Love, son of Mrs. S. J. Love of Aliceville, Ala., and Miss Mary Hull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie P. Hull were married last Sunday evening at the home of the bride’s parents at six o’clock. Rev. C. P. Thrailkill performed the ceremony.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, 1938, the children and grandchildren of Mr. Tobias Whitehead visited in the home of their uncle and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Whitehead and Miss Sarah Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead is 77 years old. Mrs. Whitehead is 72 and Miss Sarah is 84. More than a dozen families, along with many friends enjoyed the picnic dinner spread under the trees and near the spring.