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 – June 26, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Miss Marie Inman returned from Cincinnati, Ohio, last Saturday, where she finished a ten months course of music at the Conservatory in Music. She secured a teacher’s certificate; she expects to teach this fall. – The Supreme Court rendered a decision on the new May-Mott-Lewis liquor law limiting liquor shipments to individuals to one gallon at a time. – Mrs. Lucile Moore of Arkansas is visiting her father, Mr. R. E. Yarbrough. Her many friends are glad to see her.

DEATHS: Mr. J. P. Conn, 76, died at his home in the eastern part of our county on Friday, June 12, after a brief illness. He was a devoted ex-Confederate soldier, who leaves a large family to mourn.
Bring In Your Bottles: Many people in the community and throughout the county are holding Coca Cola bottles at their homes that the Bottling Works are sadly in need of. In fact the plant is closed down for lack of bottles, and the Company would greatly appreciate all who have bottles send them in at once.

75 Years Ago – June 23, 1939

FRONT PAGE: Country people from three counties, Winston, Neshoba and Kemper are giving a picnic at Nanih Waiya Indian Mound July 4 in honor of their native son candidates, which is a lengthy list. The speakers stand and picnic grounds will be in Luke’s pasture across the highway from the foot of the mound. There will be nothing on sale to raise money for any purpose. Nanih Waiya is the only prehistoric Mound in the United States that retains its original name. Everyone is requested to bring baskets of lunch.

DEATHS: Funeral services were held June at Bevil’s Hill Church for Mrs. Dora Pugh, 72, who died Thursday in Oktibbeha Hospital. She was born and reared in Winston County but spent the greater part of her life in Starkville.

NOXAPATER: The following fishermen are enjoying an outing in the Delta this week: Messrs. H. L. Thompson, J.A. Price, H. F. Boswell, Henry Caperton, Jr., Roger Kilpatrick, Cliff Bouchillon, J. M. Kirkpatrick, Hobby Bridges and probably others. – Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Costs of Washington, D. C. are announcing the arrival of a little son at the Harrison Hospital on June 21st. – Miss Elizabeth Webb left last week to visit her uncle, Dr. R. N. Webb and family at Star.

LOUISVILLE: Those from a distance who were called here by the death of Mrs. Charlie Hudson were: sisters: Mrs. Molly Kelly, Beaumont, Tex.; Mrs. Richard Pendergrass, Helena, Ark.; brother Dolph Addkinson of McCool; daughter and son Mrs. Floyd Clark, Yazoo City and Henry Hudson of Grenada. – Mr. and Mrs. L. Blum, Jr. and little son returned home to Baton Rouge, La., after a two weeks visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Block. – Mrs. P. B. Dallis’ friends are glad to hear she is doing nicely at Dr. Harrison’s hospital, Philadelphia, following an operation for appendicitis.