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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 that have been microfilmed. Complete articles and more are available to researchers in the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton. 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.


Wills Point Chronicle, July 2, 1931

"W. T. Curtis, who was seriously injured by a bull last week is still in the sanitarium at Terrell but is reported as recovering nicely from the injuries, which will be good news to his many friends.

"The Constant tailor shop, The City Cleaners, has moved from its former location in the old First National Bank building, to one door north of the Williams Hardware Co., and is open for business.

"We desire to express our sincere thanks to the East Texas Cotton Oil Co., for the use of the warehouse and grounds for the singing convention last week; to the people who so generously offered their homes for the entertainment of the visitors and to everyone who assisted in any way in properly providing for the three days convention. The hearty co-operation of the entire citizenship in the task of taking care of this large convention is duly appreciated. - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: C. N. Thatcher has returned from a two weeks' trip to Colorado.- Miss Uneta Williams is a guest of her brother, F. S. Williams, and wife.- Irving Spikes of Loraine visited old friends and relatives here this week.- Floyd Stout and wife of Old Bethel shopped in Wills Point Wednesday.- Mrs. May Eskridge and little niece Sable Richardson, are spending the week in Athens.- Miss Carrie Williams left Sunday for Middlesboro, Ky., for an extended visit with friends.- Tom and Jim Harrington of Plano, friends of Jack Finney, stopped for a few minutes Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Finney and Margaret, en route to New York, where they will sail for Europe. Jack Finney is now in London studying architecture.

"Mrs. L. M. James was the honoree at a bridal shower given in the home of Mrs. D. L. Bateman at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A pink and green color scheme was carried out in decorations and in bowls and vases of rosebuds. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. K. C. Lybrand, presided at the punch bowl. An out-of-town guest was Mrs. W. B. Avers of Terrell.

"O. D. Brundidge, son of Brown Brundidge of Wills Point, was featured in an article of the Dallas Dispatch on Saturday. He moved to Dallas some years ago, is a prominent attorney there. He was educated at Wills Point H. S. and Baylor University at Waco; was a supply officer at Love Field during the war. He is a director and general counsel of the Great States Insurance Co. Has three children, Billy Dean, Bobby Lee and Nancy Anne. (See newspaper for complete article.)

"BRIGHT STAR: Mrs. Joe Morris and baby of Dallas are spending a few days with the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Bass and children.-Miss Nellie Edgar of Board spent Sunday with Miss Ruby Jordan.- Rev. Henry McBride filled his regular appointment at Liberty Saturday night and Sunday.- Mrs. Henry McBride and children and Genell Bass and Mrs. Jim Vinson and children spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. W. E. Davis and children.- M. Shelton of Dallas is spending a few days with his brother, Jim Shelton.

"CEDAR GROVE: There was no Sunday school as many attended the
singing convention in Wills Point. All reported a very fine singing and a large crowd.- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Stroud, June 25 a fine girl. Mother and baby doing fine.- George French and son, Ben, of Woodville, Okla., were guests of the former's sister, Mrs. D. C. Neill. Mrs. Mollie Choate, their sister of Terrell also spent the day there.- William Baker of Terrell spent the day with his grandmother also.- Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Jones of Terrell were guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hair, Sunday.- Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hardy and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Peele spent Sunday with their daughter and sister, Mrs. M. W. Shepherd of College Mound.

"HIRAM: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Shaw Elland, June 23, a bouncing baby boy. Mrs. Elland will be remembered as Miss Gladys Wester. Mother and baby are both doing nicely.

"ROCKY POINT: Well the hot days are so common now that it is not much news, but today (Monday) has come up to the 100 mark. A good rain would be appreciated.- The thresher is starting in this community.- Ioma Hunter is on the sick list. Everybody hopes for her a speedy recovery.- Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sanders and daughters, Lizzie and Mrs. Conrad Walker, and baby visited their son and brother at Lawrence Saturday.- Mr. and Mrs. Sid Ebarh visited the latter's brother Demp Wallace, at Fruitvale, Sunday.- Conrad Hays of Amarillo was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Phipps Thursday afternoon.- Fred Birdwell of near Edgewood visited in the home of his sister Mrs. Dora Hollister, Sunday.

"MORINCE: Jack Langston, Miss Natalie Hendrix of Dallas visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hendrix Sunday.-
Miss Romelda Flanagan of Wills Point is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Roy McDonald this week.- Miss Nell Kuykendall of Houston is visiting Mrs. J. R. Cotton.- Lacy Stewart of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Malone of Wills Point spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stewart.- Brig Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charley McGlothin visited Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Chaney of Fruitvale Sunday."


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