Old Post Files: Dec. 16, 1923-2013

Published 2:21 pm Saturday, December 16, 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
Mrs. Ralph Jacobs and her children left for Hazlehurst. • Dick Flanagan returned from a visit to Memphis.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Charles Peacock Jr. and Hazel White were married. • Lt. Elwood Cashman arrived from Fort Clark, Texas.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
R.G. LeTourneau spoke at the regular worship service at Crawford Street Methodist Church.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hosemann moved into their new home on East Avenue. • Charles E. Crook was ill.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mr. and Mrs. John Bassett announced the birth of a daughter, Amy Elizabeth. • Mrs. Jacqueline Selby died.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Michael S. Lewis, an ambulance driver for Vicksburg Fire Department, lost control of his truck and laid in near freezing weather for hours before he was rescued.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Marion S. Cook died. • Marion Deshun Parson was 3.

30 Years Ago: 1993
A city front boat launch was on the city’s after-Christmas wish list. • Services were held for Priscilla Sweezer.

20 Years Ago: 2003
City officials wanted to give the old Carr Central building to the school district. • Services were held for Harry M. Miller.

10 Years Ago: 2013
The Beck House violations were moved to community court. • A father was arrested for shaking his infant son to death. • Vicksburg’s civil air patrol opened its base.