Old Post Files: June 22, 1924 to 2014

Published 12:42 pm Saturday, June 22, 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

Tessie Holmes was visiting Mrs. W.W. Broome. • Mrs. Ira Cronin and her children were in Vicksburg from Baton Rouge. • The Floral Club met with Mrs. J.S. Behr.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Edward Gerrell and Dorothy Lum were married. • Gene Barker and Jimmie Louise Sherard were married. • Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Jolly and their children were in South Carolina.

80 Years Ago: 1944

A son was born to Aviation Cadet and Mrs. Jack Conway. • Robert Middleton was stationed at Keesler Field. • The Wisconsin State Memorial in the Vicksburg National Military Park was damaged by a storm.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Wallace Covington, YMCA general secretary, was at Camp Mondamin. • Dorothy J. Winfield died. • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lum returned from their honeymoon.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Bradway Jr. were visiting friends in Ann Arbor, Mich. • Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Baker announced the birth of a son, Elvis Jr. • Carrie Turner died. • Mr. and Mrs. William Dempsey of Anguilla announced the birth of a son, Michael.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Rhynehart announced the birth of their son, Brad Edward. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benjamin Jones announced the birth of their son, Robert Brett. • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mincey departed for Athens, Greece.

40 Years Ago: 1984

Ida Mae Gayle died. • Cory Ramaal celebrated his first birthday. • Warren County Justice Court Judge James B. Tart was injured in an accidental shooting at his home.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Some parts of the city were flooded when 2.67 inches of rain fell within three hours. • Joe Chandler died at 103 years of age.

20 Years Ago: 2004

A Vicksburg man was in jail after being arrested and charged with breaking into the vacant Culkin Academy and stealing parts of the air conditioners.

10 Years Ago: 2014

Downtown held a crawfish and music festival. • Gertrude Young was hired as city housing director.