News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –February 7, 1913 NOXAPATER: Mr. B. F. Curtis is erecting a new store house on the east side of the railroad, adjoining the new one occupied by Mr. C. C. Reed. – A number of interested friends of the Agricultural school movement met at the School Hall Tuesday and several interesting addresses were made. A resolution was introduced and carried favoring a bond issue for the purpose of erecting a brick school building.

MARRIAGES: At the Methodist parsonage on the night of January 31st, Pastor Myers performed the wedding of Mr. N. C. Cahoon and Miss Clyde Harris. He is the night superintendent and she a trained nurse at the Baptist hospital in Memphis. Miss Harris accompanied Mrs. W. A. Strong and little son home a few weeks ago. – Married at the residence of Mr. Cagle last Sunday, Mr. J. L. Loyd and Miss Mattie M. Cutts, J. Pink Cagle officiating.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Bogan left last week for their new home in Tupelo. – The ladies of the Methodist church will have another market Saturday from 11 until 3 o’clock, at Mr. J. N. Clark’s furniture store. They will offer a miscellaneous collection of edibles and will appreciate your patronage.

DEATHS: Mr. John Thompson died in California few days ago and his body is expected here today. Mr. Thompson was a brother of Mrs. J. D. Doss, and left here many years ago for Texas.

75 Years Ago – February 4, 1938 NEW STORE OPEN HERE: One of the outstanding events in Louisville’s business history is the opening of the new Western Auto Associate Store, owned and operated by Kenneth G. Wood at Main and Court Streets. Most car owners here are familiar with the Western Auto Supply Company of Kansas City, Missouri. This firm used to send out many of the little catalogs known as the “Auto Owners’ Supply Book,” offering attractive prices on practically everything needed for an automobile. It is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the world, founded in 1909 and now operating more than 170 stores all over the United States.

LOUISVILLE: Dr. T. D. Cole, in Pontotoc for a few years, returned this week and opened an office in Woodward Hotel. – Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Thompson held open house in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary.

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Cunningham are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 ½ pound baby girl, little Margaret Lynne, born on February 2nd, the date of her maternal great grandmother’s 84th birthday. – Mr. and Mrs. Elma Eaves are the proud parents of a fine girl who arrived January 12. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parkes, a fine boy on January 27. DEATHS: Mrs. V. F. Gregory, who would have been 82 on February 7, died at the home of her son, Johnnie Gregory, 3 miles south of town. Funeral and burial at Shiloh.

NOXAPATER: Master Frank Glenn III spent the week end with his grandfather, Mr. Hervey Edwards and family. – Mrs. C. D. Talbert of Rocky Hill spent the past week here with her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Caperton and family. – At 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24th, at City Hall, Miss. Power Co. will sponsor a cooking school featuring the modern Electric Range.

MARS HILL: We are much delighted to have such fine spring weather. It has helped much in warding off sickness and to heal those who have been sick. – There has been lots of moving and three new dwellings have gone up in our community lately. Those who have built new houses are Mr. Odie Commer, Mr. Cobie Commer, and Mr. Hugh Brown.

MARRIAGES: On December 22, 1937, in the quiet simplicity of the home of Rev. J. L. Ward, Mr. Clarence Edward Holladay and Miss Mary Nola Wilson were married in the presence of a few friends. – Mr. Julian Fulton and Miss Beulah Mae Clark were married on Wednesday, January 26, at the home of Rev. Jim Fulton, who officiated in the presence of friends and relatives.