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 9, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Mr. T. L. Melton and family left this week for West Point where they go to live. – Mr. J. H. McGraw arrived here yesterday from Los Angeles, Cal., where he has resided for several years, being engaged in the hotel business. He will visit relatives for a few weeks. – Catledge’s barbershop will close at 7:30 each night except Wednesdays and Saturdays, when it will close at 12 o’clock. – Mrs. Reed and daughter of Choctaw county are visiting the former’s son, Mr. E. W. Reed and family.

BIRTHS: In LOUISVILLE, a fine girl was born on January 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Wells. – Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wilkes, on the 8th, a fine girl.

Hull Grocery Company is now located in the Bennett Building on Main Street. Free delivery available to any place in town.

DEATHS: We learn from undertaker W. M. Fox that Mrs. J. O. Boyd died at her home in the southern part of the county Wednesday night. On the 7th ins., Miss Lizzie Frazier, an aged sister of Mrs. Boyd, also died in her 85th year. There is only one member of this large Frazier family now living, and that is Mrs. Romedy, one of the oldest citizens of the county.

100 Years Ago – January 16, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. E. W. Parish of Shreveport, La., accompanied by her little son, visited Mrs. D. D. Dempsey last week. – Mrs. Ionie Hurst of Mashulaville, who recently underwent an operation at Memphis, arrived here Sunday and will spend a while in the home of her father, Mr. A. J. White, during her convalescence. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts, on the 15th, a fine girl. – Postmaster Jordan now has the new fixtures in place at the Postoffice, and to say they are handsome is putting it mildly. Louisville now has as neat and convenient a postoffice as any town in the South, and patrons of the office appreciate it.

MARRIAGES: The Dallas News reported Richard M. McCool, president of Murray State School of Agriculture, was married last Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn. to Miss Bettie Fulton of Louisville, Miss. – On Jan. 6, 1914, Mr. Talmage Allen and Miss Ada Haynes, both of Shiloh community, were united in marriage, S. E. McAdory saying the words that made them one. – Mr. Dewitt Clearman and Miss Alice Avery were married at the residence of Mr. J. M. Ivey on January 11th, 1914, Rev. McGee officiating. – Mr. J. E. J. Sullivan, Jr. and Miss Mamie Shaw were married near Dr. W. M. Kirk’s home on January 14th, 1914, J. D. Fant officiating.

Remember the series of lectures to be delivered at the Methodist church here, beginning Monday night, January 26th. Ordinarily an admission fee is charged, but through the generosity of several organizations of town, you have an opportunity to hear, free, a series of lectures that ordinarily would cost you about three or four dollars. The speaker will be Dr. Thos. P. Bailey, one of the most scholarly men in Mississippi.

NOXAPATER: Mr. N. W. Webb’s home was burglarized on Monday night and between $10 and $15 in money and some other articles were stolen. A number of the articles taken were found near the place. – Mr. B. F. Curtis celebrated his 64th birthday on Tuesday, January 13th when he entertained a number of his men friends at a dinner. – Miss Lillie McGee of West Point is here on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. P. B. Worthy.