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 – July 10, 1914

FRONT PAGE: HEIRS WANTED – An Attorney of Claims in Washington, D.C. posted a notice searching for heirs of those who lost property during the Civil War, whose claim has not yet been paid. A listing of names, whose heirs may still have a claim, was listed.
LOUISVILLE: Our community had two pretty rains this week. There has also been rain on other sections of the county, but many farms are still distressingly dry. – Carol Doss, who is an assistant in the Bank at Brandon, is visiting his parents east of town. – Little Lorre Robinson of Claytown is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Crow. – Loomis Monroe and O. L. McCord of Lawrence visited their aunt, Mrs. J. B. Hammond recently.
DEATHS: Our sympathies are with Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Catledge upon the death of their sweet little three years old boy, Edwin, who died on Thursday morning, last. Edwin was a bright little fellow and his untimely death is a sad blow to his fond parents.

75 Years Ago – July 7, 1939

FRONT PAGE: SHOP CRAFTS ANNUAL PICNIC – Local members of System Federation No. 113, G. M. & N. R. R. held their annual picnic supper at the Legion Park last Saturday evening, with their wives and several visitors as guests. Fried chicken and chicken stew were served by the peerless cooks, George Hollis and Mac Quinton. After supper, the meeting came to order with speakers, including the main talk by Murphy Williams, Chairman, Federation No. 113 of Bogalusa, La. Afterwards members and guests repaired to the Lodge for dancing.
PERKINSVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Ming are the proud parents of a fine boy, named Eddie Joe, who made his arrival June 28th. – Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Haggard spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Tildon Eaves.
LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dempsey of Arkansas visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Dempsey, east of the city. Fred says he has a fine cotton crop, but the weather has injured his corn. – Miss Bess Foster and Lee Griffis, Jr. are both recovering from recent operations for appendicitis. – John Albert Doss, newborn son of Mr. and Mrs. John David Doss of Brooksville, arrived June 28th, weighing 9 and three-quarters pounds.
MARRIAGES: Mr. James J. Hyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hyde of Louisville, and Miss Emma Mae Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Carr, were married in Louisville, July 1st, Rev. James Gibson performing the ceremony.
NOXAPATER: Mrs. J. N. Young spent the Fourth with her son Maben Young and family. – Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bouchillon, Misses Ruth Gully, Dollie Ingram, and Kathleen Kelly enjoyed a few days vacation on the Coast.
DEATHS: News reaches here of the death of one of Shiloh’s oldest women, Mrs. Chas. Mayo, 86. She died on Wednesday. Burial at Shiloh cemetery. – Little nine years old Mary Elizabeth Ruth died at her home near Good Hope on June 30th. – Word just came that Mr. B. Ashmore, 86, died in a Meridian hospital one day this week. A citizen of Beat Two, he had been in ill health for some time. – Mr. H. A. Pollard, 67, of Noxapater, died suddenly at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kilpatrick. His health had been impaired for several months following a stroke.
A delightful family reunion was held at the home of Mr. Glenn Wamble in the Middleton community on July 4th, in honor of the Wamble family, with 101 present.