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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, August 12,1932

"NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: HIRAM- Syrup making is the order of the day.-Mr and Mrs. Buck Waggoner and Tom Smith were business visitors at Quinlan Thursday.-A number from here attended church at Red Oak last week.-Mr. and Mrs. John Long were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Gert Barrett of New Salem.-Mr and Mrs. Null of Grand Saline were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morris.-Mrs. George Hughes returned home Saturday from Kaufman where she has been guest of relatives.

MORINCE- Miss Sara Martin of New Holmes, Rains county, was the week-end guest of Oleta McInturff.-Frank Martin and wife have moved into the house recently vacated by Mr. Woods-Orle Mae Jackson of Oklahoma is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Foster.
ALSA- Mrs. Forest Brackeen and children, Wilma, Biddie Jean, have returned home from Dallas-Mrs.
Margie Coggins of Dallas is spending a few days with her parents.-Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Moon and baby, Ross
Rehurse, of near Edgewood are visiting in this community.-Mr. and Mrs. Dave Huff have been visiting
in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ernest Shaw.-Grandpa John Brackeen is confined to his bed most of the time.
HAYDEN-We are very much pleased in the way Chappell Cannefax is improving. He will soon be able to return to his work in Dallas.-J. T. Scott and family spent Tuesday with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Buddie McCaffity of Wallace.-A number of us are making preparations to become proud possessors of "That Good Sorghum Syrup". Mr. Flatt's cane mill is as busy as a cotton gin in the fall.-Clifton Box and family, and Clarence Goss and family spent Tuesday on Cedar Creek. They report an over production of ticks in that locality."

"Little Dorothy Dean Wade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Wade, died at the Baylor Hospital in Dallas
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, death resulting from complications arising after she stuck a nail in her
foot on Wednesday of last week. She was carried to the hospital Tuesday for treatment but tetanus had set inand all that medical skill could do was of no avail. Thursday at 4 p. m. funeral services were held at the
Church of Christ in Wills Point, conducted by Rev. E. C. McKenzie of Tyler. Dorothy Dean was born Dec. 9, 1924 being in her eighth year at the time of here sudden and untimely passing. (See newspaper for complete article.)

"Melton Bass of Dallas was a recent visitor in the home of his aunt, Mrs. Worth Thomas. The friends of
Mrs. Thomas will be glad to learn that Mr. Bass won the appointment from Dallas to West Point and also a
scholarship in the University of Virginia.

"Following is a list of the births reported, during the month ending July 31, 1932, for precinct No. 3, as
kept by Justice J. H. Hargrove: Isaac Moon, June 12, a girl; Grady Johnson, June 20, a boy; Claud Flanagan, July 2, a boy; J.M. Rankin, July 5, a boy; Claud Cochran, July 10, a boy; G. D. McSpaddin, July 13, a boy; C.L. Truelock, July 16, a boy; Ernest Loughmiller, July 17, a girl; Reuben Mann, July 19, a boy; E. Sinclair, July 23, a girl.

WILLS POINT CHRONICLE TUESDAY AUGUST 16, 1932

"The home demonstration club of Bright Star met with Mrs. J. J. Malloy on Aug. 10. Six members were
present. The canning season is just about ended. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Sam Furrh on Sept.
14.

"A farm of 60 acres, including a 7 room house, was sold on Thursday of last week by O. L. Thompson to H.
W. Cherry of the Pure Van Pine Line Company. The property is located about one and one-half miles north
of Chandler, Texas, on the Dixie Highway.

"The Wills Point Lions Club will hold its annual picnic on Thursday evening, Aug. 25, at 7 o'clock at the Fin and Feather Club Lake, otherwise known as the Goodnight Park.

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: Mrs. Dempsey, who has been here with her mother, Mrs. G. A. Bobbitt for several weeks is leaving Saturday for her home in Columbia, South Carolina.-Carl Huckaby and family of Amarillo stopped for a short visit with Sam Spears and family Friday morning en route to Longview, where he is employed.-Mrs. Jim Lemay returned to Wills Point recently after a three-week's visit with her sister, Mrs. L. M. Jenson, of Amarillo and her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Cottingame of Lipson.-Master James Simmons was the honoree at a party given for his seventh birthday last week. About fifty little guests thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.-Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carothers and children, accompanied by Miss Gladys Weldon spent Sunday afternoon in Dallas.-Mrs. Dewey Echols and son, Tommie, spent several days with the former's mother, Mrs. J. T. Carr.-Mrs. Gus Beauchamp of Arlington spent last week here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Samford.-Winston Woolverton visited his sister Miss Vernon, in Arp and his brother Blake, in Overton last week.-Mrs. Nora Wallace and daughters, Misses Josephine and Gladys of Grand Saline visited here Thursday.-Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Ayres of Terrell spent Sunday night with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. James.-Mr. and Mrs. Dan McLeod, Sr., and Dan McLeod, Jr., of Terrell visited the former's brother, W. W. McLeod amd family Sunday.-Ras Rohus of near Edgewood is confined to his bed by illness and his many friends trust that he will soon be on the road to recovery."


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