News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – April 26, 1912 NOXAPATER: A large audience was entertained Tuesday evening by an interesting program, given by the advanced pupils. – Mrs. Tom Crawford entertained the Woman’s Home Mission Society on last Thursday afternoon. – Mrs. J. W. Estes has had as her guest this week Miss Jewel Crow, a beautiful and accomplished young lady of Ackerman. ROCKY HILL: The farmers are feeling elated with these few pretty days of fair weather after having so much rain. – Mr. Charlie Robinson’s family is sick with the measles. – The Methodists have organized Sunday School at Rocky Hill. WEDDINGS: Mr. C. L. Clark and Miss Nannie Kirkpatrick were united in marriage at the Noxapater Baptist church on last Sunday afternoon, Rev. S. B. Myers officiating. – At 7:30 o’clock p. m. Sunday, the 21st, the marriage of Mr. Claud Mitchell and Miss Evie McMinn of Plattsburg, was solemnized at the home of the bride’s brother-in-law, Mr. Walker Stevens, Rev. J. D. Fulton officiating. LOUISVILLE: We are informed that the first solid car load of chickens passed through our town enroute to New Orleans this week. They were in a regular coop car, something very novel to our people. Yet some people do not believe in railroads. – Capt. W. A. Strong was the guest of his friend, Hon. Paul Rainy at Cotton Plant a few days last week. DEATHS: Mr. Frazier Carter died at his home near Mr. J. D. Kirkpatrick’s on Wednesday night of this week. He had only been ill a short time of pneumonia. 75 Years Ago – April 23, 1937 An interesting showing of implements, garments, etc., made by Indians is on exhibition at the Winston County Library through the courtesy of R. C. Thompson, Fabian Frazier, and others. The public is invited to visit this display. LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Clark, a winsome little daughter on the 18th. They have christened her Janice Claire and she weighted seven and a half pounds. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wiley, a sweet baby girl on April 20th. – Mr. and Mrs. Bud Clark and son Jimmie and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tabor spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Thrailkill in Yazoo City. – Our office had a very pleasant and appreciated call Tuesday afternoon from our beautiful little friend, Bernice Pearson, who has been a cripple from spine affection all her life, and who spent several months in Canada last year for treatment. We were glad to see her improving to the extent that she can walk a little and rides her tricycle fairly well. MARRRIAGES: Raymond Allen of Shiloh and Miss Vera Ann Boswell of Liberty were married Saturday evening, March 27, at 8 o’clock in the home of Rev. C. C. Weaver. – Marriage Licenses were issued to Frank D. Hill and Clyde Fulcher from the Circuit Clerk’s office of Webster County on March 11, 1937. – Mr. Harman Barham and Miss Lorene Smith of Louisville were married in Philadelphia on last Easter morning, March 28th. – Mr. Fred S. McCully and Miss Pauline Fulcher were married at Philadelphia on December 13, 1936, Rev. C. C. Clark officiating. – Mr. Temp Skinner of Phoenix, Ariz. and Miss Margarette Woodward were married April 15th at the Presbyterian Manse of Phoenix. NOXAPATER: J. W. Young, who has secured a good position in New Orleans, left Sunday night for that city. – Mrs. George Covington of Memphis was called here by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Minnie Posey, whom we are glad to announce is improving. – Henry Caperton, Jr. and Reuben Crow, seniors of Mississippi State College and Terrence Maxey, a senior at Wood Jr. College, were at home for the week end. What is described as the last reunion for that battle-scarred band of aging men, the United Confederate Veterans, will be held in Jackson, June 9 – 12, when the feeble survivors of the “thin gray line” will attempt to march again, this time to the stirring strains of the famous Marine Band of Washington D. C. DEATHS: Funeral services were held at Double Springs in Oktibbeha county Thursday for Mrs. Sallie Davis, 81, who died at her home here on Wednesday. She and her daughter had lived together for 30 years. – Mr. Roberson, husband of Mrs. Janie Upchurch Roberson died at his home near Craig Springs, Sunday.

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