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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, March 4, 1932

"Will Munkers of Henrietta was seriously injured early Tuesday night in alighting from a moving truck on Highway 80, a short distance east of Wills Point, and was in an unconscious condition when carried to the hospital at Terrell in the Eubank ambulance. The extent of his injury is not known here. The young man had been picked up on the highway by the truck, which was bound for Shreveport. The truck made a stop for some purpose and after it had been started up again, the driver found that he had left a small lantern and was stopping to go back after it when the accident occurred. The unfortunate man misjudged the speed of the truck when he stepped out of the truck and was thrown violently on the concrete pavement.

"Mrs. E. E. Martin died Sunday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 p.m., in Clovis, N.M., after a brief illness of pneumonia. Her remains were brought to Wills Point for interment, the funeral services being held at the Church of Christ immediately after the arrival of passenger train No. 6 Wednesday morning by Rev. Prater of Garden Valley. The body was tenderly laid to rest in White Rose cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband and one son, of Clovis, N.M.; her mother, Mrs. Massey of near Canton, and two sisters, Mrs. Richard Hines and Mrs. Wiley Massey of near Wills Point. Mrs. Martin formerly resided in this county and was held in high esteem by all her acquaintances. This paper joins the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

"Neighborhood News: Stone Point: Mr. and Mrs. Morris Richards spent Sunday in Wallace Community. Mr. and Mrs. Ross, of Dallas, spent Sunday with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Norman. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Johnson of Terrell spent the weekend with relatives in this community. Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Magee of Longview spent a few days with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. January. Pleasant Glade: R.R. Norrell and family spent Sunday evening with his sister, Mrs. Preddy, of Odom. Charles Paris of St. Louis visited in this community Sunday. Foss Pollard and wife of Rock Hill spent Sunday with J.R. Bledsoe and family. F.B. Key and wife and their son, F.B. Jr., of Oklahoma City are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Ross Smith, and family. Starr: Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Slider and family spent Sunday with Vergil Towns and family of Wentworth. Mrs. Florence Stailey and daughter spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martin of Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hilton of Powder Springs, GA., arrived Friday. They will make their home in Texas for a while. The Washington program was well attended and greatly enjoyed by all. School is progressing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Oliver and Mrs. N.C. Oliver visited relatives at Ben Wheeler, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chamless of Oakland spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Monroe and family.

"LOCALS: R.G. Griser was a Dallas visitor Sunday. Miss Louise Nixon has returned home from San Saba. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dike Sunday Feb. 28, 1932, a boy. Miss Mary Lois Harris visited in Terrell Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. C.L. Stanford has been visiting in Dallas for a few days. Miss Cora Lawler of Dallas visited homefolks Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. John Gilmer and baby were Terrell visitors Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. John Sides and Miss Ethel Lively were Terrell visitors Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Couch and family were Terrell visitors Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. John Mac Ashworth of Mineola visited homefolks Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Riley were in Dallas Tuesday buying spring goods for their store.

"Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robertson of Terrell were Sunday visitors in the M.K. Thomas home. Mrs. G.M. Hilliard and Mrs. George Hilliard were Denton visitors during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hamilton and baby of Dallas were Canton visitors during the weekend. Mrs. Frank Rascoe, Miss Lottie Rascoe and Mrs. Taylor Hodges were Henderson visitors Thursday. W.F. Couch and daughters, Naoma and Etta Ruth and Eugene Harris were Dallas visitors Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dike and Mr. and Mrs. Surratt of Edom have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dike. The Texas Ornamental Nursery of Myrtle Springs reports the sale of three car loads of roses to a firm in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reeves left Sunday for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Leland Hardegree of Munday, Texas. George Yates, Homer McPhail, John Gilmer and Charlie Wright were fishing last Thursday in Trinidad, Texas. Misses Erline and Adine Donahoe of Tyler have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Donahoe and family. Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Corbin and Mrs. J.D. Phillips of Tyler were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Todd and family. Mr. and Mrs. George Yates left Sunday for Aspermont, Stonewall county.

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