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 – January 2, 1914

WEDDINGS: Mr. Richard McCool of Attala county and Miss Bettie Fulton were married in Memphis on last Wednesday. Miss Bettie is the daughter of Mr. George Fulton of our county. They were engaged for four years.

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. J. M. Harris has been elected to fill the vacancy created by the marriage of the primary school teacher. – Attorney H. H. Rodgers attended court at DeKalb this week.

DEATHS: Mr. R. S. McAdory died at his home near Plattsburg last Saturday.

NOXAPATER: Mr. Oscar Land of Madeira, Cal. and bride were guests in the home of Mr. C. C. McLeod Friday and Saturday of last week. – Miss May VanLandingham returned Wednesday to take up her studies in school here. – Leland Curtis, who has a bookkeeping position at the Bank of Eupora, was here with home folks last week.

75 Years Ago – December 30, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Woodrow and Howard Hollingsworth spent the week with relatives in Newton and Laurel. – Mrs. Mildred Nabers and daughters Misses Martha and Ruth are visiting Mrs. Naber’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett in Russellville, Ala. – John K. Majure of Memphis, Harold Majure of Jackson, Mrs. C.T. Cobb and baby of Tchula, were guests of their mother, Mrs. Jeffie Kate Majure for the holidays. – Mr. and Mrs. Tom Webster and Gene of Drew spent the holidays here with their mother and sister, Mrs. Ella Webster and Miss Mary Ella.

DEATHS: Mrs. Estelle Howard Brantley, 37, passed away after a few weeks’ illness at a Meridian hospital last Friday night. Her remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery Saturday. She is survived by her husband, Randolph, daughter, Miss Bettie, father, Dr. J. W. Howard, and other family members.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Permenter have had as guests during the holidays their daughters, Miss Donie Ray of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Colbert of Osceola, Ark. – Mr. and Mrs. Mabry Carter and family of Oklahoma City, Okla. are guests of their sister, Mrs. S. J. Hopkins and family and other relatives. – Mrs. W. A. Gunn, who is spending the winter with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herring at Dundee, came home for the Christmas holidays, accompanied by her son, W. W. Gunn and family of Charleston.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Eugene B. Davis, a Louisville native, and Miss Adelia May Horton were married at 11 o’clock Saturday in Jackson. – Mr. John William Patterson and Miss Mary Frances Townsend were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Townsend, on Saturday evening, December 24th, with Rev. C. P. Thrailkill officiating. The groom holds a good position with American Creosote Works. – Mr. Perry McNeel of Philadelphia and Miss Johnnie Atkinson of Louisville were married at the Methodist parsonage in Philadelphia on November 19th last, with Rev. J. E. Cook officiating. – Mr. J. E. Boyanton of New Hebron and Miss Bonnie Kate Woodall, of Noxapater, were married December 23 last, Rev. Alford of the Methodist church officiating. – A marriage of much interest on Christmas day was that of Miss Lorene Eaves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homa Eaves, to Mr. Albert Allen of Tennessee. Rev. Ward united this happy couple.

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Nowell are the proud parents of a bouncing boy, according to CLAYTOWN news. – LOUISVILLE reported a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Deweese on December 23rd. – NOXAPATER reported Mr. and Mrs. Jim Estes are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a winsome daughter on Christmas Day.