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.

75 Years Ago – January 20, 1939

LOUISVILLE: The case of J. C. Filer against West Construction Company granted $30,000 to Mr. Filer, for the death of his son in a company truck, whose brakes were determined to be inferior. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Childs, on January 6, a baby girl, whom they named Peggy Anne. – Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hollingsworth and father and mother of Meridian were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vivian McQueen last week end.

MARRIAGES: Mr. C. D. Cole and Miss Margaret Crowson were happily married January 14th. – Rev. Ming, pastor of Louisville’s Assembly of God Church, married Miss Mable Aliene Colby in San Bernardino, Calif. last Wednesday evening. They met at Southern California Bible Institute in Pasadena.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Roper Covington left Saturday for Meridian, where Mr. Covington has a position in connection with the East Miss. Hospital farm. – Mrs. Warren of Philadelphia is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Woodward and family.

ELLISON RIDGE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hill, a fine boy, on January 9th. – Ellison Ridge boys and girls played basket ball against Bond at Bond last Friday afternoon. Ellison Ridge boys and Bond girls were the winners.

DEATHS: Mrs. H. A. Pollard (nee Miss Emma Fancher), 63, died Thursday at 11 o’clock a.m. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Kilpatrick in Noxapater, after many months of illness. – Mrs. May Haynes Parkes, 72, wife of Dr. W.W. Parkes of Louisville, died at the Hospital in Philadelphia, at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning. She was the only daughter of the late George F. and Fredonia Anderson Haynes. She was born and reared at Fearn Springs and was married to Dr. Parkes, coming to Louisville as a bride in 1894.

75 Years Ago – January 27, 1939

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Estel Gordon and children of Mt. Zion community spent Sunday here with Mrs. J. M. Golden and daughter Miss Beatrice. – Doyle Crowson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Crowson left Sunday for Norfolk, Va., where he has enlisted in the Navy. – Born, to Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ivy, a girl on January 5.

DEATHS: Mrs. Addieline Reed, 78, died at the home of Mrs. J. R. Martin in Jackson. The body was brought to Vernon church for funeral service, with Rev. J. D. Gardener in charge. She was laid away to rest in Whitehead Cemetery. She leaves one brother, W. H. Ashmore, a son, and two daughters to mourn. – Young Miss Willie Rushie Long, died following a two weeks illness from pneumonia, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Long on south Church street. Funeral services were at the Methodist church here, with interment in the cemetery at Ackerman, their former home. – Earnest L. Eaves, 35, from east of town, died on January 17th, following a short illness.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Bill Bennett of Louisville was guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Boswell and family here Monday. – Mrs. N. W. Webb is at home from a visit with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Woodruff, in the Rocky Hill community.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Harjus Bowie of Louisville and Miss Jimmie Louise Weatherall of Weir, were married in DeKalb on September 28, 1938, Rev. Murry Cox saying the ceremony. Mr. Bowie is manager of the Stubbs Department Store in Ackerman. – Mr. Jim Moody and Mrs. Winnie Holder were quietly married January 10. They are both from Macedonia.

CALVARY: We congratulate Landom Mitchell on receiving a scholarship and entering the Hattiesburg college, leaving E.C.J.C. last week. – An epidemic of measles has spread over our community, but we have no serious illnesses at this writing.