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 31, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lucas harvested a fine girl from the “Stork” farm Tuesday morning. – The several new brick houses on Main Street are nearing completion and when finally done, Main Street will put on a city appearance. – Mr. and Mrs. Shumaker, formerly of Newton, have opened up a new restaurant in the building formerly occupied by the City Market on the South side.

WEDDINGS: At the residence of J. B. Goode on last Sunday, Mr. J. G. White of Winston county and Miss Daisy Ray of Sturgis were married, J. B. Goode officiating.

KATE SPRINGS: The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. Jesse White and brought them a fine girl last week. – We regret the sad accident that happened to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sullivan last Tuesday when their oldest child caught on fire and was almost burned to death. He only lived until Thursday at 10 o’clock, when God took him home. DEATHS: Mrs. Margurite Elizabeth McCully, 75, was born in South Carolina August 1, 1838 and died October 10, 1913. She was united in holy wedlock to J. S. McCully on August 2¸1868. Eight children were born to this union of 45 years. Four preceded her in death. About 20 years ago, she united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Evergreen. Her remains were laid to rest in the Poplarflat cemetery. – Little Beatrice Ball, the sweet four year old girl of Mr. and Mrs. John Ball, died at their home in Louisville on Tuesday morning, October 28th. She suffered a recent spell of something like diphtheria from which she was left partially paralyzed, and continued to grow worse. Her remains were carried to Attala county for burial.

75 Years Ago – October 28, 1938

LOUISVILLE: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicker in Jennings, La., on October 19th. The grandmother, Mrs. C. P. Thrailkill, left Monday to be with her daughter and new granddaughter for a while. – Mrs. (Dr.) C. A. Kirk and Mrs. W. O. Kirk of Central returned Monday from a visit to Memphis. They said a circus came to town during their visit and they enjoyed that more than anything else.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Penine McLeod of Yazoo City visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McLeod, last Sunday. – Mrs. Annie Pendergrass and daughter Miss Annie Pearl of Liberty were guests of Mrs. S. J. Hopkins, Monday. – Mrs. Fannie Underwood of Bryson City, N. C. is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bryan and other relatives.

MACEDONIA reported Jack Frost visited that area this week. – Mr. C. S. Cole has rehoused his shingle mill and has it in fine shape for cutting shingles.

SEPTEMBER DEATHS reported for the black population of the county included: Simon Steele, Sept. 9th; Lucretia Crosby, 9th; Gussie McDonald, 13th; Bessie Triplett, 18th; Will Hunt, 28th; Fannie May Austin, 28th; Melvin Burks, 29th; and Florence Alexander, September 30th.

SEPTEMBER BIRTHS reported for the black population: BOYS: Monroe and Louise Glass, Sept. 3; Charley and Annie Cooper, 4th; Howard and Lee Thomas, 7; James and Letha Mitchell, 8; Jeff and Mildred Ball, 10; Louella Collins, 12; Coy and Mary Riddle, 15; Custer and Mary Hoskins, 21; Wm. and Clara Stennis, 29; Savannah Walker, 30th. GIRLS: James and Sarah Eichelberger, Sept. 2; Herbert and Caroleen Smith, 3rd; Lee and Anna Triplett 5; Tommie and Ruth Triplett, 8; Horace and Mattie Triplett 8; Houston and Mary McAdory, 9; Sam and Ruthie McMillin, 11; Ruth Lattimore, 23; Ben and Ardella Goodin, 25; George and Bell Eiland, 28; Cleveland and Lilie Triplett, 30.