News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – May 31, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gunn and little daughter Annie spent last Sunday in Philadelphia, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cole. – Mrs. Ford of Ackerman was guest of her sister, Mrs. Felix Baine here first of this week. – Several of our fishermen are trying their luck at Burnside this week.

LOUISVILLE: Little Miss Hellen Bennett of McMillin is visiting little Miss Bessie Parkes this week. – Miss Betty Carr of Ackerman is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed Owens. – Miss Lucy Carr, one of our town’s popular young ladies is now clerking for the Cornwell Company. – The school building is undergoing some substantial repairs, including work in the basement rooms. 75 Years Ago – May 28, 1937

Dr. Richardson has returned from a three month stay in New Orleans where he was taking a course at Tulane University, concentrating on diseases of children, obstetrics, diseases of women, and surgery.

LOUISVILLE: John K. Majure of Kosciusko spent the week end here with his mother, Mrs. Effie Majure. – Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reed of Ackerman spent Thursday with Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Ellis. – Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffin returned Tuesday from Merigold. Mr. Griffin has accepted a position with the State Highway Department. – Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Woodward were called to Jackson Wednesday by the illness of their daughter, Miss Margarette Woodward, who underwent an operation for appendicitis this week.

MARRIAGES: On Saturday evening, May 23, 1937, at the home of Rev. J. L. Ward in Louisville, Mr. Lloyd Pittman and Miss Beatrice Kinard were quietly married, Rev. Ward officiating. – Mr. W. J. Montgomery of Duncan and Miss Jennie Lou Woodruff of Louisville were married at the First Methodist Church in Greenwood this past week. – Mr. J. P. Fulton and Miss Ina Lee Southerland were married on April 11, 1937.

DEATHS: Mr. Lester H. Stubblefield, 58, died at his home in Louisville Wednesday night following a stroke which he suffered three weeks ago. He was a native of Choctaw, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Stubblefield of French Camp, formerly of Kentucky. Lester Stubblefield came to Louisville 25 years ago, associated with the A. C. Schryver Lumber Company for a number of years. Most recently he was employed in the collection of the State taxes, being field deputy tax collector under Jas. B. Gully, Jackson, Mississippi.