News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –January 31, 1913 NOXAPATER: Mr. Press Mitchell of Ackerman was a guest of his brother Claud here the past Sunday. – Mr. Bob McGee and family of McCool were guests first of the week of the former’s sister, Mrs. Press Worthy. – Miss Clinton of Union was a guest of her friend, Mrs. A. A. Curry here the past Sunday. – Mrs. Crawford left Sunday for Reform, where she has been most of the time for the past month, with her mother, Mrs. Fondren- who is critically ill.

MARRIAGES: On last Sunday afternoon, Mr. Locke Doolittle of Newton and Miss Winnie Johnson were married at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Susie Johnson. – Mr. J. M. Carter, son of Mr. W. B. Carter, one of the county’s largest planters, and Miss Annie Bennett were married at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Emma Bennett, on Sunday afternoon. – Hon. O. A. Bennett surprised everyone when he visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bennett Monday, accompanied by a beautiful bride. He married Miss Verneta Pearcy, of Terra Haute, Indiana, at Clarksdale on Thursday of last week.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Moody, a fine girl on the 23rd. – J. H. McGraw is now proprietor of one of the large hotels in the city of Los Angeles. Col. John has always been partial to good hotels and we are sure that he will make a capital proprietor. – Miss Elva Richardson left this week for New Orleans where she goes to take a course in Millinery. – We congratulate our friend G. E. Triplett of Mashulaville community upon the arrival of a fine girl at his home on the 17th.

DEATHS: News from LIBERTY reported the death of little Guin Johnson, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Johnson, which occurred Saturday morning, the 25th, at seven o’clock. His death was caused by getting burned with lard on the 15th. He was only four years and fifteen days old. – NOXAPATER reported the death of little Lennie Taylor, the four years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Taylor, who died of typhoid fever at home a few miles south of town. – The sweet little fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts died Sunday.

75 Years Ago – January 28, 1938 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Myers and daughter Alice Ruth of Philadelphia spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Otis Boyles. – Mrs. Earl Clark has been confined to her bed for a week suffering from tonsillitis. – Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Thrailkill spent several days here last week with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. C. P. Thrailkill and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tabor. They were enroute to Birmingham where Mr. Thrailkill has been transferred, from Yazoo City.

BIRTHS: VERNON news reported Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Palmer are the proud parents of a fine baby boy who made his arrival January 8. – MT. PLEASANT spread the news that Mr. and Mrs. Walter Estes are rejoicing over the birth of a baby daughter December 30. They have named her Shelby Jeanne. – At LOUISVILLE, born, to Mr. and Mrs. Cary Suber, a girl on Friday, January 22nd.

NOXAPATER: Unusually blustery weather has prevailed here for several days this week, accompanied by a considerable drop in the temperature. – Foster Whisenant is out and about following his illness last week. – Mr. Victor McNeel, who has been ill at home for some time, was carried to a Meridian hospital this week.

DEATHS: Jess Livingston, son of Mrs. Tom Livingston of BETHEDEN, was accidently shot one day last week and died in the hospital at Greenwood last Wednesday.