Old Post Files: What happened on this day in history 100 years ago?

Published 11:10 am Saturday, September 3, 2022

Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from the pages of The Vicksburg Post over the past few decades. Enjoy.

100 years ago: 1922

Gloria Swanson stars in “Her Gilded Cage” at the Walnut Theater. • Dr. and Mrs. George Street and children return from Buena Vista, Va. • Zaidee Nield is doing nicely following surgery. • Robert Whitten and Lucy Ross secure a marriage license. • Willie Gathright leaves to study at Millsaps College.

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90 years ago: 1932

Frank McCowan, former resident, dies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. • Mrs. Susan Eatmon dies in Biloxi. • E.A. Halford Jr. goes to St. Louis where he will teach at the Deaf and Dumb School. • Crawford McGiveran, principal of Carr Central High School, is speaker at a meeting of the Y’s Men’s Club.

80 years ago: 1942

An Army general hospital will be built near Jackson. • Corp Stanley Stratton is here from Ohio visiting his parents.

70 years ago: 1952

Mrs. Lola Hallberg is elected president of the Mercy Hospital Alumnae Association. • James Ramsey completes his law course at the University of Mississippi. • Mrs. Earl Metzen is elected vice president of the local American Legion Auxiliary.

60 years ago: 1962

Sam Donnell, former resident, dies in St. Louis, Mo. • The Cooper Greenies defeat Tallulah 34-0 in their opening game. • Caroline Birchett returns from a European tour. • Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Barfels of Utica announce the birth of a daughter, Sharon.

50 years ago: 1972

Beta Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi holds its Beginning Day activities in the home of Mrs. Fredda Hobgood. • Marguerite Stegall, Warren County tax collector, is attending the Tax Assessors and Collectors Association meeting in Jackson.

40 years ago: 1982

Dr. and Mrs. Terry Jackson announce the birth of a daughter, Angela Marie, on Sept. 1. • Vicksburg takes a 19-13 win against Yazoo City. • Services are held for Troy Boone.

30 years ago: 1992

City property taxes in 1993 will be the highest since 1989. • Jon Wesley Webb celebrates his first birthday. • Eudora Welty photographs will be on display at the Firehouse Gallery. • Courtney Michele Maddox and Michael Ellis Keathley are married.

20 years ago: 2002

Daniel Donohue, of Cub Scout Pack 115, receives the God and Family Award at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. • Stephen Louis Corley graduates summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. • Henry C. Major dies.

10 years ago: 2012

Standing water left behind by Tropical Storm Isaac could cause more danger than the storm’s gusting winds and relentless rain due to the mosquitoes spreading West Nile. • A man accused of punching a police officer and another accused of having his dog attack a firefighter were held without bail.