New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – August 30, 1912 FRONT PAGE: Swinton Permenter Acquitted by Jury: The second trial, held in Winona, consumed two weeks. Permenter sat as if stunned. His mother and father and sisters arose and seized the hand of each juror. Mr. Sharp was astonished at the verdict.

NOXAPATER: Mr. Edgar Fulton and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Palmer a few days this week. – Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Harris are now domiciled at one of the Berry residences in south town.

Mrs. M. A. Coleman, 79, died at her home on last Sunday morning, August 25th, 1912, after an illness of some time.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jackson, a fine boy on the 23rd. – Mr. John Boyd had a narrow escape when he fell in the turn table pit at the Round House, breaking two ribs and other injuries.

75 Years Ago – August 27, 1937 The newest business in town is a new meat market in the brick block on South Court street, south of the Court House, by Messrs. E. M. Ray and Boy Warner. Mr. Ray has conducted a meat market here for years and Boy has handled cattle for many years. The partnership should prove successful.

WEDDINGS: Mr. James Harold Webb of Noxapater married Miss Audrey Carter in Troup, Texas at the First Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, with Rev. Henry M. Ward, uncle of the bride, conducting the ceremony.

Mr. Walter Porter of Gum Branch celebrated his 79th birthday on Sunday, August 22. He entertained his many friends with a day party at his magnificent country home, with guests arriving as early as 9 o’clock. At noon a lovely picnic lunch was served on the shady lawn. Friends and relatives came from Attala, Choctaw, Winston, Noxubee, Tallahatchie and Oktibbeha counties, as well as from the states of Arkansas, Ohio, and Louisiana.

News from CALHOUN included the recent birth of a fine girl to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Pierce.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Percy Frazier and baby of Crawford spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. McMillin. – Miss Louise Chambliss returned to her home in Jackson, Tenn. Tuesday after spending two weeks here with relatives. – Miss Mary Agnes Gordon is in Central America, where she is enjoying a tour with a party. – Misses Gwynn Coley and Camille Holman are spending this week with the latter’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Worthy in Noxapater.

DEATHS: Mrs. Emma Cooper Ellis, wife of the late M. R. Ellis, died Tuesday night at the age of 81. She had been in poor health for years, having suffered a stroke of paralysis some years ago and another one recently. She was the daughter of the late and well known Adam Cooper and was reared in the Sulphur Springs vicinity. She had resided lately with her son, Dr. M. M. Ellis on North Church Street, where her death occurred on the night of August 24, 1937.

NOXAPATER: Harold Webb and his bride arrived here Saturday and are guests of their mother, Mrs. Nannie V. Webb, and sister, Mrs. Boswell. – Blon Harris has established a branch Funeral Home here, with B. F. Whisenant in charge. – Hamlet Barnes, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Barnes is in the Harrison Hospital in Philadelphia, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis a few days ago. – Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ingram of West were guests in the home of their cousin, Miss Lizzie Hisaw the past Sunday.

CLAYTOWN reports, born, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Long, a fine boy, August 20. They have named him James Paul. – Mr. Joe Tucker of Union Ridge spent Thursday with his mother.