News of the Past

100 Years Ago – March 6, 1914

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

At 10 a.m. on February 6, 1914, just as Mr. Ron Triplett was picking turnip greens for dinner, in came his daughters-in-law, Mesdames Elle, Dell, Margrette, and Velma Triplett with baskets, boxes, buckets, pans, etc. filled to the uttermost with delicious food of various kinds – boiled ham, baked chicken, fried chicken, sausage, sausage coquettes, blood-pudding, salmon stew, stewed turtle, stuffed rabbit, chilly-sauce, stuffed eggs, potatoe pudding, grape pie, coconut pudding, ambrosia, boiled custard, pound cake, pine apple cake. Mr. and Mrs. Triplett knew nothing of the plan to take them by surprise and celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday. Just then, a carriage bearing Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Triplett and children of Louisville, Mrs. Bulah Smith and daughter of Ackerman, Mrs. Laura Smith and daughter of Weir, all daughters of Mr. Triplett. There was great rejoicing, some laughing, some crying, some talking and whooping. All seven of his children, all his daughters-in-law, eleven of his grandchildren were present.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. Jos. E. Cuper sold his clothes cleaning outfit to Mr. C. C. Wicker, who welcomes your business at the same location on Church street. Mr. Cuper will go on the road to represent a musical instruments house. – Mr. Jas. Davis, an original and longtime member of the Louisville Concert Band, was recently elected director, following the resignation of former director, Mr. Cuper.

75 Years Ago – March 3, 1939

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Arnell McMillin are the proud parents of a baby girl who arrived March 1st. They have named her Margarette Anne. – Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Sharp spent last Sunday with their former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Ray in Macon. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Robinson, a girl on February 21, whom they have named Christine Lyle. – Mrs. Fannie Cagle is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Jordan in Tupelo.

DEATHS: Mrs. Cornelia Boswell, 93, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Boswell, died February 26th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Randolph Kirkpatrick. Services and burial were held at Calvary church, west of town. – Mrs. Mattie Shumaker, 80, widow of the late James M. Shumaker died at her home in Philadelphia. Services were held Friday, with burial in Cedar Lawn.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Mem Weir and their little niece Juanita Clark of Newton were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Burrage and family last Sunday. – A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Doyle McCool of Kannapolis, N. C. on the 24th, here at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McCool. – Friends of Mrs. Jimmie Coats of Washington, D. C. will be delighted to know she will arrive this week on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Hopkins. She is the former Annette Hopkins, a popular high school teacher here.

LOBUTCHA: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey McQuirter are the proud parents of a sweet baby boy who made his arrival Feb. 19. – The Junior and Senior Classes gave a Valentine party Tuesday night, Feb. 14 at the school house. It rained hard but everyone had a good time.

WEDDINGS: A marriage of much interest occurred in Greenwood on February 11, when Mr. Leslie E. Mabus of Ackerman took as his bride Mrs. Adelle Moreland of Philipp, at the home of relatives of the bride. They will make their home in Ackerman.

BOND: Several in our community are suffering with measles. – Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hamill and baby spent Saturday night with Mr. Tom McNeil and family. – Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Easley are the proud parents of two fine girls who made their arrival Sunday night, Feb. 19.