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Sibyl Creasey and Shirley Fuller have extracted news articles from two old county newspapers, the Canton Herald and the Wills Point Chronicle. These newspapers have been microfilmed and are housed at the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton, for the benefit of researchers. Copies of these articles are also available by writing to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103. When requesting a copy, please send a check or money order for $2 to cover cost of copying and postage.


CANTON HERALD, February 29, 1932

"Judge Joel R. Bond has so far recovered as to be able to resume his duties in district court at Kaufman where he went Monday morning. Judge Bond also acted as special judge in Dallas Saturday in the mandamus proceedings sought by petitioners of that city asking for the recall of the entire city council and manager of Dallas. He denied the writ, ruling that a separate petition was required for each official under the law.

"Marriage Licenses Issued: The following marriage licenses have been issued by the county clerk since last reported in this paper: Lon Ramsey and Maurine Brown; R.C. Hollis and Rosa Edmond Dotson; A.G. Comper and Irene Oliver; and Robert Lee Snow and Ora Bell Coak.

"Mrs. Inez Munroe, wife of John Munroe, died Sunday at her home in Dallas. She was 48 years old. Her maiden name was Inez Woodruff and she is survived by her husband, named, and daughter, Myrtle. Mrs. Munroe was well known in Canton as the family lived here about ten years ago for quite a while. The many friends of the family extend sincere sympathy to them in their sorrow.

"Levi King, a well-known figure in Van Zandt county, died of the leakage of the heart and was buried in Edom Sunday. He is survived by his wife and three children, two girls and one boy. He was about fifty-eight years old at the time of his death. He has been a riding deputy and also collected back taxes. The many friends of the family extend sympathy to them in their sorrow.

"Postmaster C.F. Riley, who has served the patrons of the Canton post office for the past eight years, being administered the oath of office Tuesday by B.D. High. Mr. Riley is not only an efficient and accommodating postmaster but is a gentleman of the highest type and his reappointment will meet with the approval of the citizenship generally. However, his Democrat friends are inclined to the opinion that 12 years is long enough for any Republican to serve and are hopeful that some good Democrat will be installed as postmaster in Canton as well as all other post offices throughout the United States by the time his four year term expires.

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: Miss Mamie Maume was a Dallas visitor Saturday, Mrs. C.F. Riley and Mrs. M.B. Brackney spent the week-end in Dallas. Edward Riley, who is attending school in Arlington, has been visiting homefolks. Mrs. Bert Barlow's mother, Mrs. Hogg, of Mabank, has been visiting her for a few days. Mrs. Lula Smith is visiting her daughter, Mrs. N.T. Haskins, who resides in DeLeon, Texas. Mrs. C.L. Hubbard visited her daughter, Mrs. O.L. Pittman, in Dallas a few days last week. Miss Gladys Wallace, who is teaching in the high school here, visited Grand Saline during the weekend. Dr. S.T. Humphrey of Nocona, a former Van Zandter, is visiting in Canton and Ben Wheeler for a few days.

"Mrs. Ruth Schoolfield of Dallas has been in town several days this week in the interest of the New Cox oil well. Chester Mitchell of Dallas has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Mitchell, and family, for a few days. Miss Mary Lois Harris, one of the high school teachers, visited with home folks in Terrell Saturday and Sunday. Milton Thomas, wife and baby of Greenville, visited Mr. Thomas' parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Thomas, Saturday and Sunday. Miss Ida Frances Hilliard, who is attending school in Commerce, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Hilliard.

"Mrs. W.B. Rodgers received a message from Deer Trail, Colo., informing her of the death of her uncle, Colin Weir, which occurred February 10. A Lion's Club has been organized in Canton with quite a number of members and will have a banquet Friday night at the Dixie Hotel to perfect the organization. Miss Myrtle Monroe, who is teaching school at Mt. Gibson, received the sad news of her mother's death, which occurred in Dallas Sunday. She left immediately for that place and was accompanied as far as Terrell by Mrs. Jim Parker. S. Killingsworth, who lived in the home of John Thorn in Colfax when he was a boy, died in San Angelo and by request of the lodge of that place, was buried by the Masonic lodge of Canton. He was buried at Holly Springs Sunday.

"Neighborhood News: Morince: Everyone is very tired of the continued rainy weather but better days are coming. We are sorry to say ‘Grandma' Wade is not able to be up yet. She has been sick three weeks with pneumonia. John McDonald happened to the misfortune of losing one of his good work mules Thursday. The mules were running in the pasture and this one ran into a tree breaking its neck. It died instantly. Mrs. Lizzie Turner returned home last week after a few months visit at Dallas with her daughter, Mrs. H.B. Health. Billie Wade of Sweetwater is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Liddie Pickens, and family."


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