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 – April 3, 1914

            LOUISVILLE: Mr. T. W. Townsend of Forest attended the Clark-Townsend marriage hereThursday night.  –  Miss Julia Baker of Ackerman was the pleasant guest of Mrs. W. C. Hanna last week.  –  J. F. Davis left last week for Canada, where he owns lands and goes on a prospecting trip with a view to moving there.

SINGLETON:  Mr. N. S. Avery gave quite a large logrolling last Wednesday, and everyone reported a good time.  –  There is going to be an egg hunt at Mr. Will Lindsey’s Easter Sunday in the afternoon, and there is going to be a prize given to the one that beats Mr. Lindsey eating eggs.

MARRIAGES:  Married, on Sunday March 9th, at the residence of Mr. J. S. P. Carr, Mr. G. F. Carr and Miss Minnie Stevenson, W. E. Dempsey officiating.  –  Dr. J. D. Townsend and Miss Meada Clark were married Thursday evening, at the home of the bride’s parents.

75 Years Ago –March 31, 1939

On Saturday, March 25, a birthday dinner was given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. and C. G. Cooper, in honor of Miss Alice Davis, who was 83 years of age.  A bountiful dinner was served and all who attended reported a very enjoyable day.         LOUISVILLE:  Mr. and Mrs. William Bennett are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, who made her arrival on March 28. –  Dr. W. W. Parkes has returned home from being in Rush’s hospital for several weeks.  He is still confined at home, but he is improving.

DEATHS:  Mrs. Susan Lindsey died at her home Monday morning.  Interment was in Betheden cemetery Tuesday.  –  Robert M. Morris, 83, passed away Saturday morning, March 18th, at the home of his daughter six miles west of Louisville, after a short illness of a few days.  His remains were interred in the Macedonia cemetery Sunday afternoon.  –  Mr. W. W. Richards, 76, died at this home in Mashulaville Wednesday; services were held Thursday.  –  Mrs. Mollie Woodward Wood, 82, died at her home four miles west of the city on March 16th, following several weeks illness.  Her husband Lee has also been ill since November.  Funeral services were held on the 17th inst., with Pastors Curtis, McMillin, and Thrailkill in charge.  The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Woodward, pioneers, and among our best known people.

NOXAPATER:  Mrs. Walter Darby is recuperating from an attack of flu at her home.  –  Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bouchillon announce twin granddaughters, born on March 29th, at Harrison Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Graham of Gulfport.

UNION RIDGE:  Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Vowell announce the birth of a daughter on March 21st, whom they have named Margarette Ann.  –  We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claude Barnes and son as residents of our community.

WEDDINGS:  Mr. Edgar Gregory of Vernon and Miss Opal Reed of Ellison Ridge were married at the home of Mr. S. O. Clay, with Supervisor Clay saying the ceremony.  –  Mr. John Murrah Lovorn of Jacksonville, Ark. and Miss Grace Barrett of Little Rock were married Wednesday evening, March 22, at the Second Baptist church.  John is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Everett Lovorn of Louisville. –   Mr. Willis W. Pearson and Miss Pauline Miller were married on March 26th at the Circuit Parsonage in Louisville, by Pastor Gibson.  –  Mr. Dawson Pinnix of Jackson and Miss Pauline Kelly of Noxapater, were married on March 11, Dr. Hewitt of First Baptist Church performed the ceremony.