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 27, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Louisville will soon have the water turned on and everybody can get a good drink of artesian liquid. – Winston’s cotton crop report for 1913 is 8,345 bales as against 11,750 bales for 1912, showing a falling off of 3,405 bales. – Improvements continue in Louisville, there being a number of new residences going up and several being repaired and added to. – In a difficulty at Sturgis last Monday, W. A. Shurden shot and seriously wounded C. C. Kemp. Shurden’s horse was killed during the shooting.

DEATHS: Died, at her home 2 miles east of Noxapater, Mrs. Myra Lipscomb, wife of Mr. J. W. Lipscomb, on last Sunday morning at one o’clock. She had been afflicted for several years. Her remains were laid at rest in the Methodist cemetery.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. C. Clay left Monday for Jackson, where she goes for treatment at a sanitarium. – Mr. Dave Luke had the misfortune to lose his home and a considerable amount of the household effects, by fire, last Friday afternoon. – We are glad to know that contestants from the Noxapater school made good at the County Field Day, being successful in capturing two gold medals, besides several other valuable prizes.

75 Years Ago – March 24, 1939

LOUISVILLE: Visiting Mr. Earl Hale in a New Orleans hospital recently were Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McIntosh, and Johnnie Harris. – Mrs. Byron Owen spent the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Patterson in Camden, La., in the home of Mr. Patterson’s parents. They returned by Vicksburg and made a tour of the National Park. – Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson visited the Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Sunday, as did Mr. and Mrs. John Black. – Mrs. D. E. Darter and Miss Frieda Earhart returned Tuesday from Hot Springs and Malvern, Ark., where they carried Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Earhart, Sr. to spend a while with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Giles.

DEATHS: Mrs. Alice Eudora Black, 69, died at her home west of town on March 14th. – Mrs. Martha Speakes Haynes, 77, widow of Mr. Marion Haynes, was buried in Shiloh Cemetery on Sunday March 19th.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Murray Pennington and son of Longview, Texas, were guests of her mother, Mrs. J. G. Lampley the past week end. – Mrs. H. W. Woodruff and Mrs. R. B. Yarbrough of Rocky Hill community spent Wednesday here, the former in the home of Mrs. and Mrs. H. F. Boswell, the latter was guest of Mrs. Sam Myatt. – Miss Katie Hensley of Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, where she is a student nurse, was at home for the week end.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Sylvester Hollis and Miss Lillie Mae Stevenson were married on March 4. They will make their home with the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hollis. – Mr. Emmett Lovorn of Louisville and Miss Janie Williamson of Monticello were married at the Christian church parsonage, by the pastor at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 18th, Jackson, Miss. They will make their home in Louisville.