Old Post Files: April 27, 1924-2014

Published 2:49 pm Saturday, April 27, 2024

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: 1924

Mattie Lee Davis gave a piano recital at Asbury College in Kentucky. • Kate Lavins left for D.C. • Bud Lee was seriously ill.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

George Brent and Geneva Lee Hearn were married. • Mrs. Fred Young and Mrs. Julius Klein motored to Memphis. • Mrs. Oscar LaBarre entertained Mrs. William Allen of Raleigh.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. Billy Boult of Mobile was in Vicksburg visiting relatives. • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Birchett left for a visit to Chicago. • Mrs. Clyde Lawson returned from a visit in Shreveport. 

70 Years Ago: 1954

Services were held for Mrs. Maury Yerger. • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilks announced the birth of their daughter, Alma. • Clyde Boswell of Tallulah died.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Alex Peatross was named Boss of the Year at the annual Credit Women’s Club Bosses Night. • Mrs. Wythe Chennault spent the week on the Gulf Coast. • Mr. and Mrs. James Hand Jr. were visiting Miami Beach and Boca Raton, Fla.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Charles Lamar Sanders Jr. celebrated his third birthday. • Charles L. Piazza Jr. received an award after completing the two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum at Northeast Louisiana School of Pharmacy. • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Joe Nelson announced the birth of their son, Daryl Ray.

40 Years Ago: 1984

James McNair was the driver of the Coca-Cola truck that jackknifed into a power pole on Halls Ferry Road. • A mass was said for Brother Thomas Ignatius Anderson, a member of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and former principal of St Aloysius School. • Dewana Renee Rogers celebrated her fourth birthday.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Walnut and Crawford streets became two-way again after six months. • The engagement of Katherine Jane “Katie” Riles to John Christopher “Chris” Segrest was announced.

20 Years Ago: 2004

Vicksburg Convention Center managers planned to tap into enthusiasm for sports and set up their first “Everything Outdoors and More Expo,” for mid-August.

10 Years Ago: 2014

A local delegation took a trip to Gettysburg. • AmeriCorps was dedicated to the Vicksburg community. • Bowmar students celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree and with a program.