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 – August 14, 1914
LOUISVILLE: The ladies of the Baptist

Church will give a play at the School Hall, entitled ‘The Deacon,’ a five act comedy, on Friday night, August 28th. – Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Cornwell left this week for South Carolina, where they go on a visit. – Mrs. Lovie Belle Melton of Meridian is visiting her brother, C. H. Melton this week. – Mrs. Shannon Crow of Ackerman spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Money Crow. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Catledge, on August 12, a 11 and a half pound boy. – J. L. McCrackin, the popular cashier of the Bank of Louisville, returned Wednesday night from his trip to Chicago in company with the managers of the Grenada Bank system.
LIBERTY: The patrons of Liberty School are building another room to the school house. – Miss Jane Bee of Anding was here last week, working up a music class. – Mrs. R. J. Boswell of Noxapater spent last week with her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Woodall.
MARRIAGES: Mr. Archie Curtis and Miss Ella May Roberts, daughter of Mrs. A. B. Roberts, were married at the Baptist parsonage on last Sunday evening, Rev. Gunter saying the ceremony. – Mr. T. F. Kirkpatrick, son of W. S. Kirkpatrick of Noxapater, and Miss Mary C. Humphreys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Humphreys, were married at Estes Sunday. – Mr. H. E. Hunt of Noxapater and Miss Irene Whisenant of McCool were married in Kosciusko on Tuesday last.
NOXAPATER: Mrs. J. H. Wright returned home Saturday from a visit to relatives in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She also visited Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and other points of interest. – Dr. R. M. Webb and wife of Hope spent a day or two here this week, guests of his father, Mr. N. W. Webb.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will on Tuesday, August 25, 1914, at 10 o’clock sell at auction for cash to the highest bidder, the lumber and timbers of old trestle across Lobutcha Creek, sale to be made on ground. W. E. Dempsey, Pres., Board.
100 Years Ago – August 21, 1914
LOUISVILLE: The watering reservoir built by the town in center of Main and Columbus Streets is one of the best acts of our board. It is very convenient to water the thirsty horse that often stands there from early morn to late afternoon without water. – Prof. H. Oscar Pate of A & M College was guest of his sister, Mrs. R. B. Gunter, last week. – The election result last Tuesday was another surprise to many and further proof that the man who boasts he can foresee the result is only guessing. – Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Richardson and Mrs. J. K. Armstrong ran over to Macon Wednesday for the afternoon.
DEATHS: Little Willard Bennett, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bennett, died at their home four miles north of town Wednesday morning. She was a bright girl and had only been ill a few days. She suffered a hemorrhage from the nose and the doctor was sent for and he pronounced her very ill. She died before he could be called back to the house. Her remains were laid at rest in Masonic Cemetery.
The Stallo Baptist church will be dedicated on August 30, 1914. Rev. Patterson of Newton will deliver the dedicatory sermon.