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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, July 1, 1932

"Substantial benefits to Texas livestock, poultry and dairy producers will be received from farm loan legislation sponsored through Congress by the Special Texas contact committee, Governor Ross Sterling announced today on receiving a report from the committee.

John W. Carpenter of Dallas, chairman of the governor's advisory committee, reported that farmers would also be able to secure loans for crops to be harvested in 1933.

"Marriage Licenses: John Good to May Robinson; B. F. Dean to Elizabeth Williams; J. E. Rose to Lennie Mae Flartt; Owen Springer to Ruth Yantis; E. A. Allen to Mrs. Winnie Badey; W. H. Hickman to Mrs. Laura L. Hickman; R. E. Blackwell to Mrs. Mildred Burge.

"Dr. H. T. Fry was operated upon recently at the Alexander-Holton hospital in Terrell for the removal of his tonsils. He has been confined to his home for the past few days, and is resting well.

"Mrs. Fannie Gee returned to Big Spring Sunday after an extended visit with friends in Wills Point. Mrs. Worth Thomas accompanied her to Dallas, where she visited her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Fancher. Mrs. Fancher accompanied her mother back to Wills Point Thursday.

"Mrs. R. C. Dempsey of Columbia, South Carolina, arrived Sunday evening to spend several weeks with her mother, Mrs. G. A. Bobbitt, and other relatives. Mrs. Dempsey has just returned from New York City, where she attended the wedding of a friend.

"Maxwell Millsap of Edgewood visited in Wills Point Monday evening and attended the entertainment given by the young people in the home of Mrs. Earl Lea.

"Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cole and baby have been visiting Mrs. Cole's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Priest, in Wills Point. They have gone to their home in Arkadelphia, Ark., and were accompanied by Miss Nannie Mary Phillips, who will spend a few days with them.

"Mrs. John C. Wright left this Friday morning for Houston to spend July with her daughter Irene. Mrs. C. L. Haynes will have charge of the "Wright House" during her absence.

"Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hubbard are leaving Saturday for Fort Worth to visit relatives.

"BRIGHT STAR: This morning (Monday) finds it still raining, although the farmers need more rain on their corn.-Mrs. Lawrence Whitaker and baby of Wills Point spent Thursday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis.-Mrs. Addie Furrh and daughter, Lottie of Grand Saline spent the past week with friends and relatives of this community.-Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Huff of Quinlan, who have been spending a few weeks with friends and relatives, were accompanied home Monday by her daughter, Mrs. Henry McBride and children.-George F. Bass of McKinney is visiting friends and relatives of this community for a few days.-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sledge, Friday night, June 24, a 10 pound girl. Mother and baby are doing fine.-Sunday school is progressing nicely with a very good attendance, Sunday July 3, will be its birthday. The Sunday school will have been organized a year.-Rev. Yarvor will preach for us Sunday. Everyone come and bring someone with you. -Mrs. Ruthie Allred is spending a few weeks with relatives of Tyler.-Mrs. Ernest Lovvorn was bruised up pretty badly when the team got scared Wednesday night on their way home from church. It threw Mrs. Lovvorn out of the wagon and under the wheels, and the wagon ran over her body, bruising her body in several places and also her face. Everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.

"CEDAR GROVE: Ollie McMillon has had his old barn torn down and a larger one erected.-Lloyd Stroud has returned from a visit with his brother, Marvin Stroud, of Whitehead.-Mr. and Mrs. Chester Martin and son of Groveton visited her uncle, S. C. Lester, Tuesday afternoon. They were accompanied by her grandmother and aunt, Mrs. C. C. Lester and Mrs. Claude Reed and son of Burnet Chapel. Mrs. Martin was formerly Miss Grace Lee Davis.

"CROOKED CREEK: Mr. and Mrs. Clem Smith and children of Fort Worth spent last week-end with relatives here.-There was a large crowd at Tom Parker's birthday dinner Sunday. We wish him many more happy birthdays.-Mrs. Marvin Adams and Mrs. Jimmie Adams visited Mrs. Lisle Rushing who is very ill.-The little two year old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dunbar, was bitten and scratched by her pet cat while walking around the house. The cat's head was sent to Austin, but they haven't received any word yet.-Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lester and son, and Mr. Brown of Colfax spent Sunday with Mrs. Lester's brother, G. W. Knight and family.

THE WILLS POINT CHRONICLE, TUESDAY JULY 5, 1932

"The news of the death of his cousin, Mrs. Charles Smith, of Grand Saline came to Lawrence Gready on Monday morning. The funeral was held in Grand Saline yesterday afternoon.

"Members of the local "400" partook of a fishing party at Lake McGahee near Martins Mill Sunday and Monday. Their host and hostess were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Venable. Those enjoying the affair were:

Misses Janet Lybrand, Juanita Venable, Mary Delilah Manning, Lorene Smith, Anne Stuart, Mary Louise Denton of Quitman and Charley Jo Brigance; Messers. Leroy Threatt, G. W. Boswell, Jr., Joe Thurmon, Ed Watts of Mineola, Leslie Stewart and Drs. H. A. Baker and Raymond Cosby of Grant Saline.

Those returning to Wills Point Monday morning say that the group are enjoying themselves to the utmost while the fish are scarcely seen."


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