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 – October 3, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. Buford, an experienced blacksmith of Longview, is now with Mr. J. D. Haimes. – Mr. Heber Patty, who has been in the U. S. Army in the Philippine Islands for four years, is home again. His health has improved having been there. – Mrs. B. T. Webster is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Laura Palmer, at Decatur, Ala., and her son, Mr. Robt. Webster, at Wilton, Ala. – Mr. M. Rossoff of Starkville has been here several days preparing to open the Star Dry Goods House. They will occupy the Parkes building next to Glazer & Kaplan’s.

NOXAPATER: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Barrett on the 28th, a girl. – Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Speaks moved last week to their home two miles east of town. – Miss Amorita DeRouen and brother Mr. Solace DeRouen of Roce Land, La., are guests of their sister, Mrs. J. S. Hickman.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Hugh Gage Hathorn and Miss Ama Belle McLeod were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McLeod, six miles south east of Louisville. The couple was united by Rev. S. B. Myers on September 28th at 7 o’clock.

SHILOH: Quite a large crowd attended the baptizing at Shiloh Sunday last. – The people of Shiloh and community have recovered and ceiled their church recently. They have a nice house of worship now.

100 Years Ago – October 10, 1913

According to Census Agent Eb McCully, Winston County has ginned 831 bales of cotton up to Sept. 25th this season, against 695 same date last year.

LIBERTY: – The home of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Johnson was made bright last Thursday by the arrival of a handsome boy baby. – The principal of our school, Mr. B. P. Russum, went over to Noxapater on Saturday to see the train. Although he had not seen one in four weeks, he said it looked perfectly natural at a distance.

MARRIAGES: Dr. C. J. “Cap” Carter and Miss Hilda Estes of Noxapater were married in Louisville at the Methodist Parsonage on Tuesday afternoon, October 7th, Rev. S. B. Myers officiating. They immediately left for Noxapater for their reception. They will leave soon for Memphis, where Dr. Carter will complete his medical course.

NOXAPATER: Mr. Leland Curtis left Sunday for Calhoun City, where he will be in the bank of that place for some time. – Mrs. Audie Harrison – Yates of Philadelphia came up Monday to see Miss Eva Hickman, who is suffering an attack of blood poison. She was carried by her physicians to the infirmary at Newton Tuesday afternoon. Her sister, Miss Anna Hickman visited her in Newton Wednesday.

DEATHS: We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. George Fromberry on the death of their 13 years old son who died Monday from a shotgun wound received accidently when he shot himself a few days ago.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Lovelace left a few days ago for Bruton, Ala where they will make their future home. – Mr. H. E. McCully of Tupelo is visiting his old home this week. Homer is very much please with the way things are done in Lee county, one of the most progressive counties in the state. – Friday night of this week the Day of Atonement will begin and the three Jewish business houses of our town will close from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. This is one of the most sacred days in the Jewish calendar. – Goley Watson is erecting a livery and sale stable just west of Jackson’s blacksmith shop on North square. – Conductor Strong got hurt last week entering his train at Houlka and has been confined to bed since then.