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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, Friday January 29, 1932

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: -WHITE PRAIRIE- The rain recently has put the roads in bad shape again.-Mrs. J. S. Robertson is visiting her sister, Mrs. Will Gardner, at Terrell.-Rev. J. A. Medley and family of Barton Chapel spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hawkins.-Mrs. Dollie Ashby has returned home after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Hubert Minter.-Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ashby entertained with a 42 party Thursday night.-Mrs. Robert Hall spent the week-end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Roehurst at Edgewood.-Grady Lewis was taken to the sanitarium at Terrell Thursday for treatment. We hope he will soon be at home again.

BETHLEHEM: Misses Lorene Waite, Christine Childs, Audie Foster and Mildred Lamb, who are attending school at Wills Point spent from Wednesday until Monday with homefolks after taking their mud-term exams.-This community was made sad Friday when the news came of the death of Mrs. Martha Cartwright Massey who died in Dallas after several months of sickness. She was buried at New Hope cemetery after the funeral services at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cartwright.-W. D. Foster is doing jury duty this week.-We are glad to report Mrs. I. C. Taylor and Billie McClellan as being some better.- Bryan Whitfield and family are visiting Mrs. Whitfield at Abilene for several days.

HIRAM: School work began here Monday with the entire force of teachers. The Misses Collins have been absent for the past three weeks on account of illness and death of their mother. The entire community joins the writer in sympathizing with these dear girls in their time of bereavement. Their places have been filled by Miss Nash of Kaufman and Mrs. Ambrose Prichard of this place.- The two little sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprague are seriously ill.

SMALL: Toy Edwards and wife visited Maupin Ragland and wife Sunday.-Little Harland Wilcoxson is able to be up after suffering several days from a sore foot.

BRIGHT STAR: Mrs. Elzie Fuller, Mrs. Jewelle Slaughter and son of Terrell visited Mr. and Mrs. Will Keys Wednesday.-Mrs. Dick Greer and son of Terrell visited Mrs. John Allerd Wednesday.-Mr. and Mrs. L. Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Furrh were called to the bedside of their brother, who is very ill in the Board community. Miss Cora Fuller of Dallas, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Fuller and other relatives and friends.-Lum McBride of Alsa spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Furrh.-Earon Gipson visited in Rains county last week.-Elbert and Pelem Courtney of Scott visited in the community during the weekend.-Mrs. Dan Hubb is on the sick list.

ORIO: Mrs. Opal Grooms is on the sick list this week.-Miss Flora Hearn spent the week-end with her mother.-Mr. and Mrs. Matthews spent Sunday in Dallas.-The ladies club will meet with Mrs. Hearn this week.-Sam Jordan made a business trip to Wills Point Tuesday.-Mrs May Bartlett has returned from Dallas.

WILLS POINT CHRONICLE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1932

"Q. A. Wilbourn has purchased the interest of his partner, W. B. Sims in the barber shop operated by them for a number of years and will continue the business at the same location. Mr. Sims will remain with the shop for a while at least and his many friends trust that the sale will not result in the removal of this family from Wills Point.

"Robert Nail went to Dallas Saturday in the Eubank ambulance to get Mrs. Lucian Owens, who recently underwent an operation at the Rushing Clinic at that place. Mrs. Owen is reported as getting along nicely, which news will be gladly received by her many friends.

"SCHOOL NOTES: This is a list of names of students who were not tardy without an excuse and who did not receive a demerit during the first semester or half year of school. These students are to be congratulated and commended. They and others should strive for such honors during the coming semester.
Thomas Adams, Aubrey Brown, Hulen Crumpler, Loyace Gay, Robert Goode, Cecil McClellan, Stewart McLeod, Orville Owen, Fred Rinks, Troy Roberts, Elmer Rogers, Dillard Seals, William Teel, Vergil Waggoner, Auburn Childs, Eugene Russell, Lorayne Ballard, Ola Blankinship, Odell Blasingame, Farrell Burnett, Sue Coltharp, Edith Cooksey, Atrell Everett, Fay Ferrell, Rose Lee Furrh, Nadyne George, Marjorie, Gilchrist, Lorinda Huddle, Mildred Lamb, Oletha, Leach, Cordie Lee, Mrs. K. Malone, Beatral McManus, Clarice McManus, Oleta Miracle, Avis Mott, Jewel Murrey, Theo Rice, Mamie R. Salmon, Raye Stroud, Frances Teel, Gladys Weldon, Lorinda Huddle, Flora Faye Hearn, Lorine White, Audie Foster, Ruby McLemore. D. Bedingfield, Mozelle Carnes, Pat Coon, Finley Foster, Jack Foster, J. W. Fugate, Robert Gay, Angus Hines, Henry Jenkins, Eugene Jordan, Odell Piper, M. Thompson, LeRoy Vick, Clara Boswell, Louise Ewalt, Mary Joe Fountain, Dorothy Harris, Nell Henderson, Romilda Johnson, D. Lawrence, M. Lawrence, Bessie Rusk, Glynie Sanders, C. Turner, Ester Lee Wade, Gladys Young, Golda Boshear, Celia Boshear, Ruby Lee Coates, Fern Reynolds, Nellie Sewell, Nadine Teel, Lorene Sims, B. Smithhart, Teddy Arendale, J. D. Ellis, W. M. McKinney, M. H. McNeeley, Frank Peace, Geo Shepherd, Martha Brothers, Ora Burnett, Anita Cole, Rose Ellen Davis, Topaz Furrh, Rubye Goode, Wanda Hawkins, Pauline Key, Marjorie Lee, Rose Manning, Ann Mayfield, Vatera McKnight, Winona McKnight, Monta Sanders, M. Shamburger, L. Shropshire, Alma Tarver, Lela May Cook. Estella Carnes, Chas. R. Curtis, Robert Harris, Gordon Cook, Alta Vae Beck, Laverne Beck, C. L. Brothers, Effie Galloway, Estell Galloway, Verna Pettit, Ida F. Sadle, Fannie Thomas." NOTE: This issue contains an obituary for William G. Douglas, oldest brother of T. C. Douglas of Wills Point.


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