News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –February 28, 1913
NOXAPATER: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Roberts, on the 20th, a girl.
- Mrs. G.W. Jarvis and Mrs. Paul McBrayer spent last Sunday with the
former’s son, Dr. F. E. Jarvis at Neshoba. – Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Curtis visited Mr. John Young in the Mt. Pleasant vicinity last
Sunday. – Mr. W. W. Frazier visited his mother at Myrtle this week.
DEATHS: Miss Ella Stevens, sister of W. T. Stevens of Noxapater,
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Ellis, on Saturday last week,
after a lingering illness. Burial was at Liberty Chapel Sunday.

PLATTSBURG: Miss Minnie Taylor is at home now as she has suspended
her school on account of smallpox. – Mrs. R. Jones and children
visited her homefolks, Mr. J. P. Davis and family, first of the week.
WEDDINGS: On February 16, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr.
Leland Eaves and Miss Pheola Adcock were married, Rev. M. H. Kemp
officiating.

LOUISVILLE: Last Wednesday night around midnight, the heaviest rain
and electric storm in a long time was experienced. It was as if the
bottom had fallen out. Many bridges were put out of commission. –
Mr. H. A. Harris has opened up a buggy, harness, and feed store in
the Hearon building on Columbus Avenue. – Mr. Irvin Tabor has his
new Drug store nicely fitted up now. – We are informed that the
Loakfoma post office will be discontinued at an early date.

75 Years Ago – February 25, 1938
LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Trip Smith and son and sister, Mrs. Donald,
were called to Texas a few days ago by the death of their brother and
sister-in-law. – Walter Wood entered the hospital in Meridian
Thursday, where he had his tonsils removed. He was accompanied by
his son, Sam. – Mrs. J. M. Oswalt of Sturgis visited in the home of
her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ward the past
week end. DEATHS: Porter Coleman, a well-known black man in the
Mill Creek community, died on February 21st and was buried in Oliver
cemetery. – On Wednesday, at the farm of N. W. Dempsey, 2 miles
east of town, James Keene, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Keene,
was fatally shot in the stomach, dying a short time after. He had
been rabbit hunting, and set his gun on the steps at the door. The
gun fell and fired. He was buried at Doty Springs. – One of best
known citizens in the eastern part of the county, Mr. L. L. Haggard,
71, died at his home on February 22nd in the Sardis community. –
Chester D. Coleman, 46, suffering from weak lungs for some time, died
from pneumonia at the McGee Sanatorium. His body was brought back
for burial Sunday in the Liberty Universalist Cemetery, 8 miles
northeast of Louisville. He was a graduate of State, and a veteran of
the World War. – Mrs. W. D. Wright, 90, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. T. Warner, in the Bond community last Sunday.
Funeral and burial were at Murphy Creek church on Monday.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Thad McLeod and children were guests of Miss Linda
Lawrence in Louisville Monday. – William McCallahan, Ralph
Caperton, and Rex Murff of Miss. State were at home for the past
weekend. – The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Hensley, very
ill with pneumonia, is improving now.

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee White of BOND are the proud parents
of a fine boy, who arrived February 12th.