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 – February 6, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Dr. M. L. Montgomery reports the arrival of a fine girl in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moorhead on Friday, the 31st, ult. – Mr. J. K. Armstrong is away this week looking after bank business, he having been made receiver of the three banks that recently failed at Weir, French Camp, and Longview. – Mrs. Kasdan and little son Jerome of Philadelphia and Mrs. Epstein of Louisville, Ky. were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Glazer last Sunday. – According to ginners report there had been 8200 bales of cotton ginned in Winston up to January 16th this year against 11285 same date in 1912, showing a falling off of 3085 bales.

DEATHS: Mr. J. T. Holman, about 62, died suddenly on last Saturday morning at his home a few miles south of Noxapater. Rev. Geo. Farish conducted the service held Sunday at the grave. The remains were laid to rest in the Baptist cemetery.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. J. C. Carter, after spending a month here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Estes, left Saturday for Memphis where Dr. Carter is attending a medical college. – Miss Claud Curtis returned home Sunday, from Jackson, where she held a position as stenographer during the month of January.

75 Years Ago – February 3, 1939

LOUISVILLE: The following young ladies who are attending M.S.C.W. spent the week end with home folk: Misses Bernice Triplett, Mary Suber, Laura Sue Ezell, Bob Shackleford, Mary Frances Catledge, and Martha Nabers. – Misses Mary Emma and Elizabeth Fancher of Woman’s College, Hattiesburg, spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Fancher. – We congratulate J. T. Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pugh, upon his Military appointment to Annapolis. J. T. is a LHS graduate, currently attending Miss. State.

Mr. F. M. Estes’s 73rd birthday anniversary was celebrated by having his children back home, including the E. S. Haynes family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bryan, Mrs. A.L. Robinson, the Jim Estes family, along with Mr. J. W. Estes, brother of the honoree.

DEATHS: Ellison Ridge reported little Reda Ann Hisaw died last Sunday afternoon about 5 o’clock. The 13 month old was laid to rest at Harmony church. – Mr. Samuel S. Tisdell, 72, died at his home one mile north of the city on last Saturday, January 28th, after a short illness. Burial was in Bethsalem cemetery north of Highpoint.

HIGH POINT: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Porter, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Carr and family attended the funeral of their brother in law, Mr. Sam Tisdell. – Miss Mildred Eubanks spent last Friday with Miss Linda Dallis of Louisville.

NOXAPATER: Henry Caperton, Jr., who holds a position with a firm in Jackson, spent the week end here with his family. – Mr. and Mrs. William Callahan of Starkville spent the week end here with relatives. They were accompanied home by Baby William, who had spent the week here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Callahan.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Howard Earl Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Covington of Winston county, married Miss Eileen Aull on Wednesday, December 21, 1928 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of the bride’s parents in Wauhalak, S.C. Rev. Aull, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. – Mr. Edward Thomas and Miss Martha Merrill were married at Huntsville, Ala. on December 7th. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, and the young couple with make their home in this county.

SINGLETON: Aunt Sallie Ann Kinard is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jim Spence of Loakfoma, at this writing. – Mrs. J. G. Porter and baby Amelia visited Mrs. J. D. Clearman Saturday night and Sunday.