Old Post Files: Dec. 15, 1923-2013

Published 11:28 am Friday, December 15, 2023

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: 1923
The Elks held their annual Christmas reception. • The Rev. Hugh B. Cottrell died.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Robert Petit, a former resident, died in Meridian. • Seth Woodruff and Evelyn Johns were married.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Mrs. Mary Doiron Sidell with the WAVES was here visiting her mother, Mrs. J.W. Doiron.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Ben. T. Fitz-Hugh died. • The contract for the demolition of St. Paul Catholic Church was awarded to R.E. Jordan Construction of Jackson.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eikert announced the birth of a son, Kenneth. • E.M. Strickland died.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Graham Chambers retired from Southern Printing Co. • Assistant Postmaster E. Leonard Lee retired.

40 Years Ago: 1983
A.B. Brown drowned in a boating accident. • John Maranto died in Rolling Fork.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Dr. and Mrs. Wright Lowenstein Lassiter Sr. celebrated their 60 anniversary.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Police Chief Tommy Moffett wanted to adjust speed limits on many city streets. • Ruby E. Sanders died.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Jessica Holly, principal of WCJHS, was to appear in a movie about James Brown called “Get on Up.” • St. Jo singers crooned classics at SCHF for the holidays.