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 – March 13, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. H. H. Pate of Coffeeville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. B. Gunter. – Mrs. J. F. Ball was called to her old home in Attala county Sunday by the sudden death of her father. – Mr. J. T. Jackson and family have moved to their home three miles east of Louisville. He is still in charge of the blacksmith shop. – Mesdames R. E. Woodward and H. A. Harris, accompanied by Dr. Dempsey, Mrs. J. M. Harris and Messrs. H. A. Harris and J. O. Bennett left Saturday for Memphis where they went for surgical operations.

DEATHS: Hon. Judge H. Caldwell died at his home southwest of Louisville Wednesday night, March 11, 1914. His remains will be interred at Shiloh this morning. Mr. Cornwell was another one of the county’s landmarks, having been a citizen here since early boyhood, arriving from South Carolina several years before the War Between the States. He was a Civil War veteran and was one of the most prominent members of the John Bradley camp. He was one of the oldest members of the Masonic lodge.

NOXAPATER: Work is progressing rapidly on the addition to the Depot. – Friends of Leland Curtis are glad to see him home for a few days from Calhoun City, where he holds a good position in the bank there. – Mrs. Brooks and daughter, Mrs. Clark of Kosciusko, are guests of the former’s daughter, Mrs. Henry Lawrence.

75 Years Ago – March 10, 1939

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Talbert, a bouncing boy on the 2nd of March, named Donley. – Mr. and Mrs. Barnie Boyles of Hattiesburg spent Wednesday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boyles. – Mr. J. L. Lucas, former deputy Chancery Clerk here, suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home in Starkville Monday, and is in critical condition. – Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Taylor are the fond parents of a sweet baby girl, who arrived March 5th. They have named her Bobbie Jean. – While in Gulfport attending the Coca-Cola Convention, Earl Hale suffered a stroke of paralysis and is not expected to live. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McKay immediately took Mrs. Hale to Gulfport, where she found her husband in a serious condition.

One of our county’s very oldest citizens, Mr. Dick Nowell, 93¸ celebrated his birthday at his home in Vernon community, when friends and relatives brought in 100 baskets of food in honor of the occasion, which was on February 12th.

DEATHS: Troy Massey, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Massey died last Saturday night after a bout with measles, complicated by pneumonia. He was buried Sunday afternoon at Betheden, reported HIGH POINT news. – NOXAPATER reported the death of Mr. Everett Ingram, 48, World War veteran and son of the late Mr. Suggs Ingram. He died Saturday night at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bowell, after a long illness. Interment was in the family cemetery near Plattsburg.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Billie French and little daughter Rebecca, spent the week end in Lucedale, guests of their father, Mr. French. – Mrs. Knox Broom and sons, Knox, Jr. and Tom Curtis of Jackson spent the week end here with the former’s sisters, Mrs. J. F. Woods and Miss Inis Johnson and other relatives.

WEDDINGS: Last Saturday evening at the Presbyterian Manse on Church Street, Mr. Harris Russell and Miss Waldine McCool took the sacred marriage vows, Rev. C. P. Thrailkill officiating. Mr. Russell came to Louisville about two years ago to manage the Strand Theatre, while Miss McCool is one of our own, the daughter of Mr. Charley McCool.