News of the past

100 Years Ago –May 23, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. Mary Meek and interesting children are visiting the former’s father, Mr. J. C. Cox. –  This week Master Luther Lucius brought us three of the finest bermuda onions ever seen in the county. They weighed 4 pounds.  –  While unloading heavy timbers from a wagon, Mr. W. W. Chambliss was hit on the head with one, mashing him to the ground, and fracturing his skull.  He was carried to his father-in-law, Dr. A. S. Kirk, for medical attention, and is doing as well as could be expected.

ROCKY HILL:  Mr. and Mrs. Guy Yarbrough are the proud possessors of a girl baby, born the 16th.  –  The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Foster the 17th and left them a fine baby girl.

MARRIAGES:  Mr. D. C. Lovelace and Miss Annie Laurie Jones were wedded last night at the residence of Mr. Lovelace in North Louisville, Rev. S. B. Myers of the Methodist Church officiating.  –  Dr. M. L. Montgomery and Miss Nannie Humphreys were married at the home of the bride’s mother on Sunday evening at 7 o’clock, May 18th, Rev. S. B. Myers officiating.

NOXAPATER:  Work is progressing rapidly on the new bank building.  –  Messrs. E. M. Glenn and H. M. Woodruff and families spent Tuesday on Tallahaga and reported a good time with plenty of fish.  –  Mrs. D. Morgan and little daughter Frances returned home Wednesday from a visit to relatives at Louisville. She also attended the funeral of her nephew, Mr. Ware, at Starkville.


75 Years Ago – May 20, 1938

LOUISVILLE:   Supt. of Education and Mrs. Roger Allen are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, who made her arrival May 9th.  They have named her Amy Ruth.  –  Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dodd carried their little daughter, Mable Frances, to Laurel hospital, where she underwent an operation for an infected ear and had her tonsils removed.  –  Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Zane Quinton, a fine girl on May 11th.  She has been christened Zane Elizabeth.

DEATHS:  Mr. J. W. Smith, 64, died at his home near Highpoint on May 14th, following a short illness of pneumonia.

NOXAPATER:  A number of our anglers are trying their luck in the delta this week. –  Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Glenn of Corinth were week end guests here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Glenn and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Webb.  –  Doc Jr. Kemp of Calhoun City is a guest of his cousin, Bill Kemp here.

WEDDINGS:  Mr. Floyd Gregory and Miss Alice Wilson surprised their friends Friday, May 6th by quietly getting married, Dr. McMillan officiating.  He is from Noxapater and the bride’s family lives on Route Three.

WHITE HALL reported the birth of a big husky boy on May 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Major Lee Hare.