100 Years Ago – October 10, 1919
LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Catledge on the 4th, a fine girl. - W. J. Newsom was called to Meridian first of the week to the bedside of his father, who fell and hurt himself. - E. L. Stringer was called to Roberts, Miss. Sunday to the bedside of his critically ill father.
DEATHS: Mr. L. McCracken, 74, died at the home of his son, Mr. J. L. McCracken here Oct. 9th. He had been an invalid for several years. For the past few weeks he had not been well at all, but was not considered serious until a few hours before his death. He is survived by his son and one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Walker. His remains will be taken to Hardy, Miss., his old home, for burial. - Well known Trainman, W. E. Adams, died suddenly at Lake Saranac, N. Y. He was the trainmaster of the Louisville-New Albany-Jackson, Tenn. Division of the Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railway, headquartered in New Albany, where he and his family resided. He is survived by his wife and daughter. The funeral will be Thursday at Atoka, Okla. Prior to moving to New Albany, Mr. Adams and family lived here for many years, where he was conductor. As his health became impaired he took the New Albany position.
BEAT TWO NEWS: The Stork roused Mr. John Rip Palmer Sunday morning and gave him charge of a couple of girls. - Mr. Dee Stokes had the misfortune of being pretty seriously hurt at Mr. Philp’s mill Friday, but is doing well. - Vernon school opened Monday, Sept. 22nd, well attended. - We note that several of the schools of the Beat have no teachers yet.
MARRIAGES: Mr. A. P. “Pete” Sanders of Claytown and Miss Alma White, daughter of Mr. Bill White, were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. W. U. Edwards officiating, Oct. 8th. - On Oct. 5th, the popular young couple Mr. Jacob Vandevener and Miss Alline Goodin were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. W. U. Edwards officiating. Miss Alline is the daughter of Mr. “Shug” Goodin and the groom is the son of Mr. Jacob Vendevener, both well-known citizens of our county, living near the Noxubee line.
NOXAPATER: Mrs. Brooks left Monday for her home in Kosciusko after a pleasant visit with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lawrence. - Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Webb of Laurel were guests of their brother, Mr. N. W. Webb and other relatives this week. - Mr. and Mrs. Cooper of Deemer were guests this week of the latter’s mother, Mrs. Mollie Estes. - Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Riley of Louisville were guests of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lampley.
HICKORY RIDGE: Mr. Densmore Hill had the misfortune to get one of his mules badly crippled, when Lucian Reed ran into his team with a Ford. - We have another saw mill in our community, operated by Mr. F. L. Robinson. - The Currie Lumber Company’s mill seems to have lots of accidents here of late, as they got 4 of their hands cut in one day. - Mr. Clem Slawson left this week for Louisiana, where he goes to work. - Mr. Wilber Stokes had good luck hunting one morning last week, as he killed 12 squirrels, 1 coon, and 2 minks.
75 Years Ago – October 13, 1944
We don’t know just how cold it got early Wednesday morning, but we have several reports that old Jack Frost was busy and in some cases there were thin layers of ice. We also had reports of frost Monday.
BIRTHS: DR. PEARSON’S CLINIC: Oct. 2nd, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Nails of Weir, a daughter; Oct. 3rd, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sullivan of Ackerman, a son, Dorman Carol; Oct. 4th, Lt. and Mrs. M. D. Park, Constance, a daughter; Oct. 4th, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Black, Route 6, a daughter, Ellen Gertrude; Oct. 5th, Pfc. and Mrs. Ernest White, a son Ernest, Jr.; Oct. 9th S1/c and Mrs. Davis Hurt, a daughter; Oct. 12th, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allgood, a son. LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL: Oct. 7th, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McKay, Jayne Hey, a daughter; Oct. 8th, Mr. and Mrs. John DuBard, an eight-pound son.
DEATHS: Mr. Otha Rosamond, 54, of Central community, passed away in the Meridian hospital Sept. 29. He had been in poor health for several years and confined to his bed for about ten days. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rosamond, and was unmarried. He was born, reared, and lived in the same community all his life. Funeral services were held at the family residence and burial in the Rosamond family cemetery.
LOUISVILLE: A new addition to the Journal staff is Miss Martha Nabers, who will assume the duties of the society section. - Mrs. Ben Smyth and Mr. and Mrs. McGahey attended the funeral service of their grandmother and mother, Mrs. Narsisa Kelly, wife of John M. Kelly, in Neshoba county Saturday. - Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bennett and son of Macon spent Sunday with their mother, Mrs. B. E. Stubbs.
WEDDINGS: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anders announce the marriage of their daughter Maggie to Sgt. M. D. Skinner of Augusta, Ga., Oct. 4th in Blytheville, Ark., Second Methodist Church, Rev. Wilford officiating. - Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Edwards of Louisville announce the marriage of their daughter Dorothy Helen to Robert Lee Sloan, USNR SeeBees, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Sloan of Sturgis, Oct. 8th, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jackson, Miss., Dr. H. B. Schaffer officiating.
NOXAPATER: Mrs. Ollie King left Sunday for Mobile to spend the winter with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Pyle. -Miss Mary Jack Filer of Meridian spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Filer.