News of the Past

News of the Past 100 Years Ago – March 22, 1912
    NOXAPATER:  Mr. W. N. Kilpatrick and family moved into their handsome new home Saturday.  –  Mrs. Commer, mother of Mr. W. Y. Commer, was buried here at the Baptist cemetery on last Tuesday morning.  –  J. W. Carter and son Howard, of Ackerman, were here last Saturday at the funeral of the latter’s grandfather, Mr. Littleton Worthy.  
LOUISVILLE:  After so long a time, it now seems that spring is upon us in all her glory.  People are gardening in every direction this week and every tree is in bloom.  –  Oscar Curry had the misfortune to get one of his legs broken in two places at the Shryver Planing mill yesterday, by being caught in a belt.  – Mrs. Spivey, who had been seriously ill for several weeks, died last Saturday, and her remains were carried to Philadelphia for interment Sunday.  The little baby, which had been expected to die for several weeks, was carried back to Philadelphia Sunday, very ill, but was improving last reported.  
DEATHS:  At an early hour on last Saturday morning the death messenger called for one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens, Mr. Littleton Worthy, about 80, who resided here with his son, Mr. P. B. Worthy.  –  Mr. William Woodward, 84, died at his home at New Prospect on Wednesday night, March 20, after an illness of several months. One of Choctaw county’s oldest citizens, he was well-respected in both Winston and Choctaw counties.  
75 Years Ago – March 19, 1937
The entire community was shocked by the heartrending tragedy that happed three miles southeast of Noxapater, last Friday morning, when the 16 months old baby girl of Mr. and Mr. Archie Hancock drowned in a tub of water.  The child was at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Garrard.  
LOUISVILLE:  After many days of spring-like weather, last Sunday night ushered in one of the coldest spells of the entire winter.  –  Mrs. Felts Hall and children of Memphis are here on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw.  – Mr. and Mrs. Paul Redd attended a family reunion on Sunday at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Redd of Philadelphia.   
MARRIAGES:  Mr. Coley Sullivan and Miss Dazel Holder surprised their friends by getting married Saturday, March 6th.  – Mr. Grady U. Stokes and Miss Cornelia Hamill were married last Saturday evening, March 6, at the Lutheran parsonage.  
CENTER RIDGE:  Lumber is now being cut to build a teachers home at Ford, which has been badly needed for some time.  –  The people of this community made good of the few pretty days we have had by cleaning up land, gardening, and quite a bit of plowing has been done.  –  Mrs. J. S. P. Carr is reported improved at this time.  
On Saturday morning, March 13, family and friends gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Whites to celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary.  
NOXAPATER:  Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Callahan are pleased to announce the birth of a fine grandson, William, Jr., who made his arrival last Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Mc Callahan at Estes.  –  Mrs. N. W. Webb spent last week in the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Woodruff in the Rocky Hill community.  
DEATHS:  Mrs. Fannie Barnes, 75, died at her home here on Saturday night, March 13th following a lingering illness.  Burial was in Antioch cemetery. –  Little Kenneth Brewer, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Olen Brewer and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Woodruff, died at the Methodist hospital in Hattiesburg Monday after a severe attack of pneumonia and other complications.  Interment in the Rose Hill cemetery in Hattiesburg.