News of the Past

100 Years Ago – January 17, 1913 NOXAPATER: Dr. and Mrs. Kilpatrick and family moved this week into their handsome new residence, which is nearing completion. – Mrs. Rebecca Triplett of Handle is here on a visit to her grandson, Mr. Ben McBrayer and other relatives. – Misses Nannie, Lubie, and Mamie Kate Lampley and brother Edgar attended the concert at Liberty Saturday night.

LIBERTY: Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Campbell, a fine girl on the 8th.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. Charlie Woodruff, who exhibited the large hog at the Fair, killed this hog last week, netting 610 pounds, being the largest hog killed in the county this season. – Mr. L. L. Massey has opened a grocery store at the Holcomb Mills, six miles west of town. – Mr. R. B. K. Dempsey has purchased a home and moved to town where he can patronize the school.

75 Years Ago – January 14, 1938 LOUISVILLE: The Garden Club announced the winners of the Christmas Lighting contests. For best outside tree, Mrs. Clarence Coley won 1st place, followed by Mrs. H. O. Fancher, 2nd place. For best door and window, Mrs. D. L. Fair claimed 1st place and 2nd place went to Mrs. J. W. Lyle. – A bouncing baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Marshall on January 10th.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Carl Liddell of Louisville and Miss Eunice Euginia McDowell of Ackerman were married January 1, 1938, with the Rev. Williams of Concord Church officiating, at the pastor’s home in Kosciusko. – Mr. James Wade and Miss Glennie Triplett were married December 25th at Noxapater at the Methodist Church, Rev. Murff saying the ceremony. – Mr. Ervin Woodruff and Miss Dorothy Kelly were married on December 25th at the Baptist Parsonage in Noxapater, Rev. C. C. Weaver performing the ceremony. – Mr. George Henry Brumfield of Tylertown and Miss Ada Rogers of Louisville were married on Sunday, December 26, 1937, at the home of Mr. K. C. Brumfield in Tylertown.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yarbrough and children Nancy and Bobby have returned to their home in Detroit, Mich., after a two weeks’ visit here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Filer. – Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Kilpatrick had as their guests the past Saturday and Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Black and little son of Ford community and Mr. and Mrs. Roper Covington and little son of Louisville. DEATHS: Winston county native and prominent Kosciusko physician Dr. W. I. Pope, 63, died at a Memphis hospital Sunday. – Mr. J. E. Adcock, 91, died at his family residence at Liberty last Wednesday night, after an illness of about three months. He was born and reared in Winston county.

A most unfortunate accident occurred at Fair’s Lumber Mill on Thursday morning, when L. D. Sanders, 38, received very serious if not fatal injuries. Mr. Sanders, yard foreman, was directing the lumber truck driver, and he stepped off the running board. His foot slipped and he fell under the wheels, which ran over his hips.

MACEDONIA: Mr. and Mrs. Tabor Stokes are rejoicing over the birth of a fine boy, who arrived December 23rd. The community enjoyed a serenade by the young people, who enjoyed ringing out the old and ringing in the new.