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 – November 14, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Owen, a girl, on the 12th. – The derailment of several box cars and the overturning of one car three miles north of town yesterday morning delayed the north bound passenger here several hours. – Contractor Bowlin has completed the side walks on Columbus Avenue, aggregating about two miles. Main street is next. – Capt. A. C. Schryey is having considerable improvements made on his already handsome home in west town.

MARRIAGES: At the home of the bride, on November 9, 1913, Mr. W. D. McCully and Miss Amy Parkes were married, Rev. J. H. White officiating.

The handsome residence of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Fair, on south Columbus Ave., was destroyed by fire just at noon last Sunday. The family had just sat down to dinner when it was discovered that the roof around the stove flue was in a blaze. Due to the wind, the fire could not be controlled; it was impossible to save but a few of the household effects. This was one of the new houses of the town.

75 Years Ago – November 11, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Powell Scrivner went to Memphis Saturday night and brought back a motorcycle. – Mrs. I. A. Wells is visiting her mother, [Mrs. Lucy Myers,] who is in the hospital at Laurel. – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Grenada came over for the week end to visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Fair. – Mrs. Nannie Redd of Jackson is here visiting her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Redd.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Billie French attended the funeral of their grandfather, Mr. Billie Millian at Dixon last week. – Friends of Mrs. H. E. Denson welcome her home from Carthage with her new son, James Jordan, also “Sonny Boy.” – Mrs. W. N. Kilpatrick is spending the week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Black in the Ford community. Mr. and Mrs. Black are announcing the birth of a son on the 4th, whom they have name Otis Kilpatrick.

DEATHS: Mrs. John Dempsey was buried at White Hall last Sunday, following her death the previous day. She had been sick a brief period and died at home at their apartments in Noxapater. – Winston native Mrs. Luella Frost passed away after a brief illness and her remains were brought back from Holmes county and laid to rest at Good Hope, her old home church. She was the oldest daughter of the late James Scarbrough, a pioneer of the county. She had lived in Holmes county the past 23 years, and was handicapped by the loss of her sight for the last 16 years.

LIBERTY: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gregory are rejoicing the arrival of a winsome daughter, who made her arrival November 1st. – Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stewart spent Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Florence Craig in Calvary community.