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 21, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Brantley this week moved into their handsome new home. – Mr. J. E. Glover is having erected another cottage on Pontotoc Street. – Mr. A. C. Hemphill sold his home this week to Mr. C. Jackson and will erect another at an early date.

DEATHS: Rev. Augustus Hervey Mecklin passed at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 27 days. He was one of our state’s greatest men. He was born in Abbeville District, S. C. and reared in the Poplar Creek area of Choctaw county. – Mrs. E. M. Alewine, 82, died at her home in northeastern portion of the county last Sunday.

NOXAPATER: Dr. Emmett Kemp and bride from McComb City spent a while here one day this week enroute to their home at Fearn Springs. – Messrs. J. W. Johnson and R. H. Glenn returned home Wednesday from a trip to Hinds, Copiah, and Madison counties where they went, in company with several others, to see what the people in those sections were doing under the boll weevil condition.

MARRIAGES: On Wednesday, November 19, at the home of the bride’s parents, Sheriff and Mrs. J.W. Gully, Mr. Geo. V. Hannah of Columbus and Miss Willie Gully were joined in marriage by Rev. Myers. They will make their home in Columbus. – Married at the residence of the bride on November 8, Mr. G. J. Pearson and Mrs. Myrtis Black, W. E. Dempsey officiating.

75 Years Ago – November 18, 1938

The fall leaves are beautiful and the mums are in full bloom.

LOUISVILLE: We are glad to see our young friend Warren Greer Taylor is able to get out in his rolling chair after a confinement of several months from rheumatism. – Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell, J. F. Chaney, and Mrs. Stella Stubblefield visited Roy Mitchell at Sanatorium this week. – Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCully entertained a few of their friends with a six o’clock dinner Sunday.

DEATHS: Mr. Will Snow, about 70, was instantly killed by an auto driven by E. M. Frazier, hardwood manufacturer of Linden, Ala. Snow had closed his business on the west side of the road, and was ready to cross the highway to his residence. The Gulf Transport bus was passing by and Frazier said he was blinded by the lights of the bus. – Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clay, Jr. are mourning the death of their bright little three months old Barbara Ann, who died Saturday night. Funeral and interment was in Middleton cemetery. – Mrs. Effie Clark, 78, widow of the late J. N. Clark, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Livingston, early Friday, morning, November 11th. – Mr. W. B. Lander, 83, died Sunday night, November 13th, after an illness of 10 days. He was an Alabama native, but lived in Mississippi for 29 years.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Webb are receiving congratulations on the birth of a boy on November 14th. Both mother and son are doing well in Dr. Riley’s clinic in Meridian. – Mrs. E. H. Carter is finally home after spending time in Rush Infirmary. – Mr. and Mrs. Grady McBrayer of Kilgore, Texas visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McBrayer, as well as relatives at Blue Mountain.

WEDDINGS: In Washington, D. C., Mr. Austin Bricker, formerly of Stanley, Va., and Miss Grace Hathorn, of Louisville Miss. were married at the Metropolitan Memorial Church. The wedding was followed by a reception held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Busby, with whom Mrs. Bricker had lived for three years while working at the FDIC office. The couple will reside in Virginia.

ELLISON RIDGE reported that everyone who attended the birthday party given at the home of Mr. A. S. Whitehead for Miss Annie Ree Whitehead enjoyed the party.