News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –April 18, 1913
NOXAPATER: Mrs. Crow of Ackerman spent Wednesday night here, guest
of Mrs. C. C. Gunn. – Dr. R. M. Webb of Hope spent Sunday night
here with his home folks. We are glad to know he is doing well in
his new home. – Material is being put on the ground for the new and
up-to-date Bank building, which will soon be under construction.

DEATHS: Mrs. Stella Whisnant Hunt of Noxapater died at her home
about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Her remains were carried to her
former home, Ackerman, for burial. – On Wednesday evening, March 5,
1913, Mrs. Nancy Tew died, after being confined to her bed about
eight months.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cockrell on the 10th, a fine
ten pound girl. – Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Jones received their new auto
this week, which is a handsome 1913 Studebaker, making six cars for
our town. – Don’t forget clean-up day next Wednesday, 23rd, and put
your shoulder to the wheel. There should not be a case of fever in
town this summer if it can be avoided.

75 Years Ago – April 15, 1938
LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Humphries, a baby boy on
April 9. – Louisville welcomes Mr. Taylor, who comes here from
Choctaw county, and has taken over the McCormick Machinery business
and opened up in the Rhodes building, formerly occupied by the Gas
company. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Walton on April 4, a girl.
- A stork card brings the news of the arrival of little Miss Mary
Louise, at the home of Mrs. Elbert Barnes, on April 13th.

DEATHS: William R. Kirk, 67, died suddenly at his home on Bowmar
avenue [in Vicksburg] late last Tuesday night. Mr. Kirk was born and
reared at Fearn Springs and moved to Vicksburg forty-five years ago
and was employed with A. & V. and the Y & M. V. railroads in the
city. He was married to Miss Martha Reed McGraw of Fearn Springs. –
Mr. J. N. Kelly died at the home of his son Oscar Kelly in Kosciusko
Sunday last. Mr. Kelly was a citizen at Plattsburg all of his life
until he and his wife moved to Kosciusko two or three years ago. –
Mrs. W. B. Landers, 79, died at her home in Hinze, on last Saturday,
April 8th. – Mr. William E. Childs, one of Mt. Pisgah’s oldest and
best known citizens, died at his home on April 6th. – William H.
Etheridge, 77, a widely known farmer and life-long resident of
Winston county, died Saturday afternoon, at the home of his son, Jim
Etheridge, in the Ellison Ridge community.

NOXAPATER: Frank Glenn, III spent several days this week in the home
of his grandfather, Mr. Hervey Edwards, in the Rocky Hill community.
- Miss Emma D. Lewis of Newton, former home economics teacher here,
was a recent guest of Miss Gladys Darby and other friends here.

LIBERTY: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hopkins are the proud parents of a
winsome baby girl who arrived April 10th. – Paul Yarbrough is doing
nicely from his operation for appendicitis in Meridian.
MARRIAGES: Mr. Robert L. Sullivan of Wellington, Kansas married Miss
Gertrude Filer in the home of Rev. H. N. McMillin, with Rev. McMillin
officiating Saturday, April 9.