Old Post Files: July 3, 1924 to 2014

Published 8:45 am Wednesday, July 3, 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

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Street and their daughters were visiting Dr. and Mrs. George Street. • Richard Howard became a candidate for city commissioner.  • Mary Idalie Schultz passed away.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Eliza D. Henderson celebrated her 88th birthday. • Mrs. Steve Spengler of Kansas City was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Spengler. • Mrs. P.J. Williams of the Culkin community was ill.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. J.H. Brabston, a former resident, died in Clarksdale. • Corp. and Mrs. Oswald Biedenharn announced the birth of a daughter. • Mrs. Gann Williamson was visiting in New Orleans.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Mrs. R.P. Jones passed away. • Dr. J.C. McGuire resigned from being head of the Warren County Health Department. • Roy Dale, a Tallulah resident, died in Vicksburg. • Services were held for Louis Allen Brown.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Roy V. Smith died. • Services were held for H.C. Carothers. • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davidson announced the birth of their daughter, Debra. 

50 Years Ago: 1974

Services were held for Martha Price Broome, owner of Broome’s Flowers. • Bill Collins was named regional manager for Capitol Corporation’s Western Mississippi Region. • Eddie Mayfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Mayfield, won the Outstanding Student award at his high school in Los Angeles.  

40 Years Ago: 1984

Michael Jenkins died. • Dr. Jennifer Hicks and Sherry Fisher were the guest speakers for the Vicksburg Benevolent Homecoming Club gathering. • Albert Hossley became the state president of the Industrial Education Service Association for the 1984 school year.   

30 Years Ago: 1994

Low-income residents received free eye exams from the Morr-Sight van that was parked next to the old Jackson Street YMCA building. 

20 Years Ago: 2004

The Turner-Willis family held a family reunion picnic at The Ranch on Nailor Road. 

10 Years Ago: 2014

Fireworks were expected to draw a huge crowd downtown on the Fourth of July. • Cannons roared back to life at Battery De Goyler.