New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – November 15, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Barnet Watkins and Miss Carrie Watkins of Mashulaville were guests of their sister, Mrs. F. M. Glenn Saturday and Sunday. Miss Carrie, who is a trained nurse, remained here and is now assisting in the office work at Dr. W. W. Hickman’s Drug Store. – Mrs. Louie Kirk Wilkes and children of Montgomery, Ala., spent a day or two here last week, guests of Miss Claud Curtis.

MARRIAGES: At the residence of Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Kirk in our town on last Monday morning, November 11, 1912, Mr. D. W. Dent of Macon and Mrs. Sara McQueen of the same place were married, Rev. A. J. Crawford performing the ceremony. Mrs. McQueen is a relative of Mrs. Kirk. – Married, at the residence of C. A. Johns near Webster, on Sunday evening, November 3rd, 1912, Mr. U. J. Frazier and Mrs. M. M. Doyle, Judge P. B. Whites saying the ceremony . LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Pat Watson are the happy owners of a fine young man, who arrived at an early hour on the 10th, inst. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Peagram, a fine girl on the 7th. – Mrs. H. J. Huling of Laramier, Wyoming is the pleasant guest of Mrs. W. A. Strong this week. – Capt. W. A. Strong left Wednesday for a week’s hunt with a party of friends in the Cold Water section of the State. – The writer has received his new Automobile and is now ready to take his friends out joyriding at their pleasure.

DEATHS: Mrs. Albert Schoolar died at her home here at an early hour on Wednesday morning, November 13th, after an illness of several months. She moved here with her husband and young family during the summer, but had been in delicate health prior to the move. She leaves a husband and two young children.

75 Years Ago – November 12, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Griffin are the proud parents of a seven pound son, who arrived Nov. 8. They have named him Frank. – Mrs. Lallie Turner arrived today from Creole, and will make her home in Louisville. She will be remembered as Miss Lallie Clark. – H. B. Abernathy, Jr., now attending the Diesel Engineering school at Memphis, has accepted a job with the Department of Commerce in Washington, D. C. He will report for duty there on or about December 1st.

MACEDONIA: Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod on the arrival of a fine ten pound boy on the 7th. – Mrs. Will Gregory spent a delightful day with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hughes near Estes recently.

MARRIAGES: Mr. J. L. Clark of Georgia and Miss Nell Metts were joined together in holy wedlock at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Ward on October 30th, Rev. Ward officiating.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. J. C. Filer returned home Sunday from Meridian where she had been with her daughter, Mrs. G. E. Johnson, who underwent a major operation at the Rush Infirmary. – Mrs. Bessie Cade of Union Ridge is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lon Byars and other relatives. – Master Watkins of Philadelphia was a week end guest in the home of his uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Watkins.

A birthday dinner was given for Mr. Will Collier Sunday, November 7th in his home near Sturgis. He was sixty-seven years of age. There were one hundred and forty-five friends and relatives present, including three sisters and one brother. Dinner was served picnic style.

CLAYTOWN: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Duel Kirk, a fine baby girl named Arsenia Elizabeth. – Miss Brytie Clay spent the week end with Mrs. Howard Stokes of Preston.