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 10, 1914

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75 Years Ago – April 7, 1939

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Cagle announce the arrival of a baby girl, number three, on April 4th. She hasn’t been named as the name selected won’t do for a girl. – Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Boyles and son Tonnie were called to Hattiesburg Friday by the death of Mrs. Boyles’ father. – Mrs. B. M. Files, son B. M. Jr., and daughter Miss Jane attended the 83rd birthday anniversary dinner of Mrs. Files’ father, Mr. M. R. Ellis, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Simpson in McCool, Sunday. – Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Sims and baby of Durant spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Tabor. – Preston Clark returned this week from Utica, N. Y., where he spent two and a half years in the C. C. Camp.

DEATHS: Mr. Tom Triplett Patty died Sunday and funeral services were held Monday morning, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Macon. – T. S. Johnson, 68, retired Sturgis farmer for the past 15 years, came to Oktibbeha from Winston County. He died at his home April 1.- Mr. Sam Estes, 66, died of a heart attack, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Renna Moorhead in Meridian. Mr. Estes was reared here and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Estes, a prominent pioneer family of this section. Services were held at Noxapater Baptist Church Thursday. – Mrs. Lindsey, 84¸ mother of Mr. A. B. Lindsey, died last week and was buried in Betheden cemetery. –

The remains of Mr. Jesse Robinson were brought from Helena, Ark., and buried in the family cemetery eight miles south of town on the 30th of March. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lester Norris on the 28th, following a long illness. – Mrs. Ella Lynch, 79, widow of the late Dr. Will C. Lynch, died at her home in Birmingham. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Davis, pioneers of this county.

NOXAPATER: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Clay, March 24th, a little daughter whom they have named Mary Sylvia. – Mrs. Alice Thomas was called to Memphis the past week by the illness of her daughter, Miss Virginia, R.N., who had an attack of pneumonia. – Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Woodward and son, with a number of friends including members of the Noxapater Band, attended the birthday anniversary celebrating the 103rd birthday of Mrs. Warren at Shady Grove. Mrs. Warren is the grandmother of Mrs. Woodward of our town. – Miss. State students Frank Byars, George Harold Johnson, and William Callahan were all home for spring break.

WEDDINGS: Mr. James McGraw and Miss Marion Kelly were married March 6 in Columbus, Miss. Rev. Cotton officiated at the parsonage. – Mr. Dale Sallis Flemming of Merigold and Miss Pearl Byars of Louisville were married March 24, 1939 at Jackson, Miss., Rev. Ira L. Metts officiating.