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 – December 5, 1913

LOUISVILLE: The tower for the water tower tank is almost finished.  –  Mr. Cook has let the contract for a new building between the M & F Bank and Mr. Bradford’s store.  It will be occupied by Mr. H. A. Harris, buggies and harness.  –  Mr. D. D. Dempsey is preparing to build a nice residence on Cagle street for rent.

NOXAPATER:  Miss May Farish of Stallo enrolled as a student in the Noxapater graded school.  –  Mr. Frank Kirkpatrick left Monday for Cruger where he goes to accept a new position as bookkeeper.  – The second entertainment of the Lyceum Course was given here Monday evening by Mr. Chambers who is a fine impersonator and a clever entertainer.  –  A speed limit law was adopted forbidding a speed of more than 10 miles per hour on the streets.

75 Years Ago – December 2, 1938

LOUISVILLE: A midnight fire Wednesday night completely destroyed the splendid ginnery outfit near the depot, belonging to George Woodward.  –  Mrs.  C. E. King and son Kenneth and Mrs. Thelma Brazeale spent the past week end with their sister, Mrs. W. M. Blain in Memphis, where they also attended the Christmas Parade. –  Mrs. Arnett Mellon and father, A. C. Mayo and sister Miss Willie Mae Mayo visited in the home of Mr. Mayo’s mother, Mrs. M. J. Goodin, in Philadelphia.

DEATHS:  Mrs. Annie Fulton Lee, 54,  died at her home 3 miles south of Noxapater on Friday morning, November 25 at 3 o’clock.   Mrs. Lee was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulton.  Thirty-five years ago she married Thomas A Lee, and they reared two daughters and two sons. –  Mr. F. A. Jernigan, 50, killed himself at his home on School street.  He had been in ill health for many years and recently returned from Meridian hospital without getting any relief. He was alone at home.

NOXAPATER:  Dr. and Mrs. T. F. Kilpatrick had the pleasure of a family reunion at their home here last Sunday, when their entire family of children and grand children were present. –  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lipe and children of Vance; Mrs. Garland Steadman and children of Hattiesburg were holiday guests here in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Caperton.

WEDDINGS:  Mr. James Leonard Green and Miss Dezree Slawson were quietly married at Noxapater’s First Presbyterian parsonage at 6:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, November 19th, Rev. W. H. Goodman officiating.  –  Mr. Wilson Taylor of Decatur and Miss Frances Marguerite Kemp were married November 24.  They will be at home in Decatur.  –  Mr. Joe Rhodes, Jr. of Louisville and Miss Inez Stokes, formerly of Noxapater, were married Thursday, November 24, at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. J. N. McMillin officiating.  –  Mr. Troy Eaves and Miss Alice Clay Sullivan were married Wednesday night, November 23rd.  –  Mr. Homer Boydstun of Central and Miss Jewell Hunter of Mashulaville were married November 23rd in Louisville.

BIRTHS:  VERNON says Mr. and Mrs. Belver Nowell are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a sweet baby girl on November 21, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Holton, who welcomed a fine boy on November 27.  –  ELLISON RIDGE has four new citizens.  Mr. and Mrs. George Carr have a fine girl, who arrived November 12;  her name is Dorothy Ann.  Mr. and Mrs. Estel Smith are the proud parents of a fine girl who arrived November 20.  Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Eaves are welcoming a fine girl who arrived Sunday, November 27;  she was christened Ethel Joyce.  And Mr. and Ms. Tuck Hisaw are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine girl, who was born November 27.