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 20, 1914

LOUISVILLE: The residence of J. E. Tussy was destroyed by fire about midnight Tuesday night. Practically none of the household items could be saved. Mr. Tussy was in Laurel that night, returning Wednesday morning.

75 Years Ago – March 17, 1939

LOUISVILLE: News is encouraging about Dr. Parkes in Meridian and Earl Hale in New Orleans. They are both improving, though still in serious condition. – Mr. and Mrs. C. E. King moved into their handsome new home on North Church Street this week. – Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson of Detroit are here visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Libby. – Friends of Sid M. Jordan are glad to see him back home from the hospital at Biloxi, where he had been several weeks for treatment.

DEATHS: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Sarah Ann Dempsey, 82, on March 13th. She died at her home west of town. – Rocky Hill was the site of funeral services for little Shirley Jane Drury, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Drury. She died at the home of her parents following several days illness from pneumonia. – Tragedy struck at the P. B. Worthy farm west of Noxapater, around 4 o’clock last Sunday morning, when P. E. Harris, 69, shot and killed himself with a shotgun in his room, while his wife and two sons were asleep nearby.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Porter and baby of Ackerman were Sunday guests in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McBrayer. – T. F. Stevens of Miss. College at Clinton was at home for the week end. He was accompanied by a college friend, Billy Carpenter. – Mrs. W. A. Clark of Jackson is here on a visit with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Gunn and family. – Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Starks from Lobutcha were Sunday guests of their parents here, Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Starks, Sr.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Edwin Harwell and Miss Juanita Richardson were married Thursday evening, February 16, in the home of Rev. Tramele. Mr. Harwell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Harwell of Tchula, and is a graduate of the Univ. of Miss., now a member of the faculty of Tchula High School.

JACKSONFIELD: Mr. and Mrs. Billie Luke spent Saturday with their daughter, Mrs. Jesse Robbins and family. – Mrs. Clem Richardson and children spent the past Sunday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Edgar Lee Sullivan and children. – Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Adcock and baby Noel spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Luther Sturch and children.