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 24, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ross, a fine girl, No. 6, born the 11th inst. – Rural Route Carriers Davis, Linch, Hammond, and Schoolar are attending the R. F. D. Association in Meridian this week. – Richard Davis returned this week from Memphis where he has been taking a business course. – Gov. Brewer yesterday pardoned Tom Miller, a black man sent to the penitentiary from this county. – Mrs. Fleta Gale, who has been taking a short hand course at Memphis, is home again.
DEATHS: While cutting timber in the woods southwest of town last Tuesday, Felix Ellis, 28, was struck in the back by a falling tree and was killed. The son of George Ellis, he leaves a wife and three children.
The camp houses together with the church at Salem Camp ground in Choctaw county was consumed by fire Wednesday evening. It seems that the people had been cleaning up the grounds preparatory for a meeting to start there next Sunday and somehow the fire got out.
NOXAPATER: Mr. Wm. Kilpatrick of Washington, D.C. was called to the bedside of his mother, Mrs. B. F. Kilpatrick, who died on the 21st inst. – Misses Nita Kinard and Nannie Morgan of Betheden were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Glenn during the Sunday School Convention.

75 Years Ago – July 21, 1939
FRONT PAGE: Telegram from Congressman Ford: Farm Security Administration has issued an order placing Winston county and other counties in similar condition in an emergency area for feed, seed, and subsistence loans and is preparing to distribute commodities to those effected.
A lovely birthday dinner was a great surprise, when on Sunday, July 9th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hill, all of the children, grandchildren, and relatives and friends gathered to honor Mr. W. T. Hill with his 67th birthday.
LOUISVILLE: Bobbie Metts and his 11 piece Band at Choctaw Lake Pavilion, Friday night, July 1, 9 p.m. til. Script, $1. – Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Mayo of Detroit, Mich., are visiting in the home of their sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arnett Melton. – Mrs. Viola Smith has returned to her home in Laurel after a month’s visit here with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Calloway and other relatives in the county. – Mr. and Mrs. Alston McCaslin are the fond parents of a 9 ½ pound boy who arrived on July 19. They have named him Alston, Jr. – Mr. and Mrs. Howard Horton of Detroit are visiting the latter’s sister, Mrs. C. C. Eubanks at Highpoint.
WEDDINGS: Mr. Homer Catledge of Louisville, Miss. and Miss Avis Dunlap were married June 24 in Columbus, with Rev. Mr. Bateman of the Presbyterian Church officiating. – Mr. Roy Leelyn Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pugh, and Miss Thelma Earline White, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. E. E. White, were married July 18, in Philadelphia, the Rev. Father Degan, pastor of the Catholic church officiating. After a trip to the coast, the couple will reside at the home of the bride’s parents on North Columbus Avenue. – Mr. James Chambliss, son of Mrs. Lettie Chambliss and the late S. C. Chambliss, and Miss Myrtle McCullouch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd McCullouch, were married July 14 at Mashulaville, Rev. R. A. Collins, of the Baptist church, officiating. They will make their home with the groom’s mother. – Mr. Earl Lindsey of Guthrie, Okla. and Miss Aulina Crowson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Crowson, were married July 16, at the Methodist parsonage, Reno, Okla., pastor Rev. G. A. Morris officiating.
NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Lawrence, Mrs. C. A. Jones, and Mrs. R. H. Glenn visited Mrs. C. C. McLeod Monday, who is seriously ill in Harrison hospital, Philadelphia. – John L. Young, who has been at CCC camp at Collins, Miss. for the past year, is now stationed at Tule Lake, California.