News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – November 8, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Claud Mitchell moved into their handsome new home in south town Tuesday. – Misses Carrie and Ruby Watkins of Mashulaville were guests of their sister, Mrs. F. M. Glenn, first of the week. – Mr. Oma Craig and family of Louisville were visitors in the home of Mr. Henry Caperton, Saturday and Sunday.

ROCKY HILL: Miss Fannie McLeod opened her school Monday at Midway, but on account of whooping cough, had to postpone it a few weeks. – We had a killing frost Saturday and Sunday. – Mrs. Creekmore and children of Claytown spent Sunday until Tuesday with Mrs. John Williamson.

WEDDINGS: Judge Filer was aroused from peaceful slumbers at a very early hour Monday morning by a call from Mr. Victor Humphries and Miss Leslie Wilkes. Judge Filer in his usual business like way soon said the ceremony that made them man and wife. – On Monday afternoon Mr. J. C. Cole and Miss Floy Gene Smith went over to Louisville and were married by Rev. S. B. Myers. – Folks at Cross Roads reported a double wedding on Sunday – Mr. Neal Tucker and Miss Beatrice Wicker and Mr. Raymond and Miss Florence Kirby.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. D. B. Dempsey brought an old violin by to show us. It was given to him by his father, and was made in Germany in 1721. Mr. Dempsey said a traveling man, who seemed to know about old violins, offered him $100, but he refused the offer. – Mr. Jim M. Hathorn had the misfortune to lose his barn to fire, including one of the best horses in the county, a fine mule, all his farming tools, a nice surrey, and feedstock.

DEATHS: Mrs. Fannie Oakley, 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. O. Bennett on Wednesday evening, November 6th, 1912. She was the widow of the late David Oakley.

75 Years Ago – November 5, 1937 FRONT PAGE: Noted Historian Dunbar Rowland, 73, Dies at Jackson, MS home. Other statewide news: Mississippi has a law demanding that all horse drawn vehicles carry a front and tail light when on highways after dark or before daylight.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones announce the arrival of George Sidney, a 9 pound boy, who appeared Wednesday, October 27, and is now king of the home of his proud grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lee. – Mrs. J. W. Estes of Noxapater spent the week end here with her daughter, Mrs. J. O. Hardwick.

CLAYTOWN: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Rusley Hill, a fine boy. He made his arrival October 29. – Mr. S. O. Clay, Jr. of C.C.C. camp in Louisiana was a week end guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Clay.

DEATHS: Mr. Bob Kinard died at his home Wednesday, November 3rd and was buried at Betheden on Thursday. He had been in failing health for some time and very ill for some weeks. – George W. Fulton, 74, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. T. Edwards, at Crawford, on Thursday, having been sick with the flu for several weeks. He was preceded in death by his invalid wife. Mr. Fulton was from one of the oldest and best known families of the county.

NOXAPATER: Funeral services were held last Thursday for Mr. Bob Cade, 58, whose death occurred the day before at a Meridian hospital after an illness of several weeks. – Mr. and Mrs. Billie French are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a winsome little daughter on the 27th at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Johnson.

MACEDONIA: The community enjoyed a Hallowe’en party at McLeod school building Friday night under the direction of Prof. William Hudson, Mrs. Hudson, and Mrs. Eaves. – Miss Nancy Upchurch was crowned Queen at the Hallowe’en party, Lela Jena Hudson being next.

MARRIAGES: Mr. William Kirk and Miss Elsie Chambliss were married in Louisville on Saturday evening, October 16, Rev. J. N. McMillin officiating.