The Neshoba Democrat
Philadelphia, MS

Friday, April 15, 1949

J. W. Nicholson, Native Neshoban Returns For Visit: J. N. Nicholson, native Neshoban, has spent the past several days with relatives in the Linwood community and attended the graduation exercises of the school, where his nephew Vernon Cumberland was a member of the class. Mr. Nicholson left the county thirty four years ago going to Greenville where he now resides. He returns every year to visit relatives in the old home community as well as elsewhere in the county.

Welsh Family Picture: Shown above are the children of Mrs. J. V. Welsh and the late Mr. Welsh. Mrs. Welsh who is now past 90 years of age and her children are all natives of Philadelphia and have contributed much to the city’s growth and development. The original Welsh farm was converted into a subdivision and is now one of the lovliest sections of the city. In the photo are Miss Bonnie Welsh (Mrs. Gordon Moore), Victor Welssh, city clerk for the past 18 years’, Woodward Welsh (deceased) and Effie Welsch (Mrs. Jones Brantley). In the foreground seated is the late Miss Sadie Welsch.

BeBetter News:   We regret the continued illness of Mr. Elisha Walton, he has been in ill health for quite a while. He is now at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. Hillman, this community.

Moore, Ellis Families to City As Resident: Charles Moore of Union and Joe Ellis of Carthage are now associated with Hays Rexall Drugs, and Mrs. Moore with Hays Gift Shop. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are residing in the Eakes apartment on east Myrtle street and Mr. Ellis is residing in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Nolan Freeny on south Center avenue. Mrs. Moore was the former Gay Mathis of New Albany and attended Blue Mountain College. Mr. Moore, son of Mr. And Mrs. R. L. Moore of Union, is a graduate of Ole Miss. Mr. Ellis has been employed for the past nine years in Carthage.

A Bevy of Lovely Village Belles - Vintage of 1908: The time-scarred photographic reproduction on the left shows a lovely group of young Philadelphia belles gathered on the lawn of the old Methodist Church one summer afternoon back in 1908 for an informal gathering as a passing photographer caught to beuty of the occasion. How many can you identify? Standing: Jewell (Stewart) Hawkins, Hettie (McKay) Pruitt, Nettie Tinsley (deceased), Dixie (Williamson) Richardson, Lelia (Yates) Pierce, Edna Williamson and Lucille (Mars) Bridges. Second Row: Lucile (McKay) Yates, Frank (Yates) Greenleaf, Nettie (Coughlan) Irby, Lessie Williamson, Sally (Fulton) Cole. Front Row: Hazel Cramer, Ozella Gilbert, Cleo (Bridges) Parker, Ruth Cramer, Verna (Peebles) Woodward. Photo courtesy Edna Williamson.

Mississippi Football Champions - 1927 Team: Then as now, football played an important part in the sports life of Philadelphia. The flashy gridiron team of 1927, coached by Martin (Cotton) Klendiworth, now of Earle, Ark., and captained by Bill Richardson, annexed the state championship by defeating Gulfport in Biloxi. Shown in the picture are a number of the city’s most prominent present-day business men. Front Row: Donald Sansing, John J. Spivey, Red Daly, Bill Richardson, Dolphus Black, Boo Chapman, Jack Hemphill, Ambrose Daly, Otis Hampton. Second Row: James Yates, James Mars (deceased), Hubert Billingsley, Bruce Latimer, Amel Howell, Clarence Posey, Rupert McCullough, Matt Tinsley, Eddie Lundy. Third Row: Ray Gibson, Irvin Permenter, Max Hand, Dud Gillis, Harold Moss, Clifton Tinsley, Lamar Gillis, Henry Hester, Coach Klendiworth. Back Row: Clyde Hemphill, Devon Moore. Photo courtesy B. L. Howell.

Friday, April 22, 1949

Mrs. G. M. Hawkins Confined Hospital Train Wreck Injur.: Friends of Mrs. C. M. Hawkins will be glad to know she is resting fairly well at the Neshoba County Hospital, after being seriously injured in a train wreck last Wednesday night, just north of New Albany. Mrs. Hawkins received severe cuts and bruises and according to her physician, has not been able to be X-Rayed, because of her condition, and as yet the extent of her injuries are undetermined. She with her daughter, Mrs. Hillman Lundy was returning home Wednesday night from Iowa City, Iowa, when the Rebel on which they were riding, collided with a freight train, just north of New Albany, killing the Mail Clerk and seriously injuring several other people. Mrs. Lundy received only minor injuries. The ladies had been guests of their son and brother, Max Hawkins in Iowa City and were enroute home. Mrs. Hawkins was brought to the local hospital by ambulance early Thursday morning from New Albany where she has since been a patient and will be for sometime. Mrs. Hawkins is associated with H. M. Hooper & Co., this city.

C. W. Banks Has Heart Attack: C. W. Banks, business manager of the Neshoba County Hospital was stricken Tuesday morning while in Meridian, with a heart attack and for several hours his condition remained critical. As the paper goes to press the many friends of this young man will be glad to know he is resting well and his condition, according to his physician is improved. Mr. Banks was named manager for the hospital several weeks ago.

Mrs. Ed Ferrell At Home After Hospital Stay: Friends here of Mr. And Mrs. Ed Ferrell will be glad to know Mrs. Ferrell has recovered sufficiently to return to her home on Holland Avenue after a stay of three months in the Neshoba County Hospital.

T. M. Cook Undergoing Treatment, Meridian Hospt.: Friends of Mr. And Mrs. T. M. Cook will regret to know Mr. Cook is in Anderson’s Infirmary, Meridian, where he is undergoing treatment. Mr. Cook has been ill for the past six weeks or two months and went to the Meridian hospital during the week. Dr. W. H. Cook, son of Mr. And Mrs. Cook is located in Meridian. The many friends of the Cook family are hoping for Mr. Cook a speedy recovery.

Patricia Yarbrough Birth: Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles Yarbrough of Linz, Austria, announce the arrival of their little daughter, on Sunday April the third. The baby has been named Patricia and is being welcomes by her little sister, Ann, three years of age. Mrs. Yarbrough was formerly Lois Ward of Mauldin, MO. Mrs. Mae Yarbrough of this city is the paternal grandmother. Lt. And Mrs. Yarbrough recently went to Austria after spending several months in Japan, where they are stationed with the United States Army of occupation.

Good Hope News: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Clark and Betty Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Graham visited their mother and grandmother Mrs. Annie Ingram at Edinburg Sunday, glad to report her able to be up again. **** Mrs. Gertie Smith, Mr. And Mrs. E. J. Hayes and daughter Peggie Lynn, Mr. And Mrs. Muriel Deweese and baby visited their brother and grandfather T. C. Tullos Sunday.


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