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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 26, 1932

"The following local registrars have filed with the state bureau of vital statistics the number of birth and death certificates for June: R. E. High, Canton, births 13, deaths 0; J. T. Taylor, Mabank, births, 7 deaths 1; J. H. Hargrove, Wills Point, births, 7 deaths, 1; J. W. King, Grand Saline, births, 0 deaths, 0; G. A. Palmer, Edom, births, 2 deaths 3; E. R. Tunnell, Van, births, 0 deaths, 0; Wm. M. Barber, Martins Mill, births, 4 deaths, 3; A. L. Spradlin, Edgewood, births, 6 deaths, 2.

"NOTICE; I have purchased the Miracle Garage and Service Station and will have complete charge and control of all facilities of the firm.
We handle Sims products, Hood tires and tubes, Willard batteries and auto accessories. We are able to charge your car batteries by either the 8 hour or 24 hour method. Prompt and Courteous Service assured.---Howard Smith, prop.

"COUNTRY CORRESPONDENCE: WHITE PRAIRIE- We had a good rain last week which everyone was glad to see.-Mrs. W. W. Melton and son, Billie Lee, and Buddie Jean, of Arkansas City, Kans., have returned home after a week's visit with her aunt, Mrs. Myrtle Giles.-Leon Ashby, who has been real sick the past week is reported better.

BRIGHT STAR - Miss Leona Mae Davis spent the week-end with her cousins, Misses Rosa and Irene Davis, of Burnett Chapel. Miss Belva Mae Adams of Point spent the week-end with Miss Elizabeth Furrh.
COBB - Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, August 16, a boy. Mother and baby are getting along very nicely.-Edna and Edgar Elkins of Corsicana spent the week-end with L. R. Mosley and family.-Anson Pierce returned home after a week's visit in Murchison.

BOARD - J. Henry Brown and family spent the week-end with his father, Mike Brown, of Center community.-Eugene Harris and wife and J. W. Cooksey and wife of Wichita Falls visited Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Johnson last week.- Roy Orsborne and family of Enid, Okla., are visiting relatives in this community.-Eugene Tipps of Grand Saline is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Orsborne.-Those visiting in the Gabe Scott home Sunday were: Mrs. Herman Nations and children, Leroy, Hazel and Majorie, of Small; Misses Adene and Adelle Wright of Grand Saline and Miss Dorothy Scott of Houston.

WILLS POINT CHRONICLE - TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 1932

"Veston Hubbard has rented the building formerly occupied by the Harris Cafe and is having shelving and furniture installed that is significant of an up to-date grocery establishment. He informed a Chronicle reporter that the business will be operated on the cash and carry plan and will have all the facilities of a first class grocery store.
The date of opening will appear in a later issue of the Chronicle.

"Electric irons for sale with one year guarantee. $1.49--R. F. Williams, Hardware Co.

"The Wills Point Lions Club annual picnic at the Goodnight park lake Thursday evening, August 25, was well attended by members and their wives. Approximately 60 people enjoyed the barbecued chicken, potato chips, watermelon and lemonade. Music was furnished by Mrs. E. B. Collier, Erwin Lea, Harmon Threatt and Miss Margaret Jamieson. Quartettes composed of the Lions and Lionesses present, was the major unit of entertainment at the most enjoyable affair.

"This is to advise my old customers and friends that I will weigh cotton this season at the B. H. Brundidge cotton yard and will appreciate your patronage at my new location, where I have better facilities for giving you satisfactory service. --John W. Valentine.

"Grand Saline, Aug. 27 -So. O. Lindsey, wholesale agent for the Texas Company for the last eight years, died Saturday as the result of injuries received when he was struck shortly before noon by a Texas & Pacific passenger train. Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife and one son, T. K. Lindsey. Funeral services will be held Sunday Afternoon.

"ALSA: Mr. and Mrs. Bain Paul from Greenville were in our community Sunday.-Doris Van Shaw has returned from Wichita Falls.-Mr. and Mrs. Watson Green from Goose Creek visited here part of the week.-Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Teel, Jr. have moved from here to Wills Point where they have opened a new grocery store. Their friends wish them much success.

Mrs. Ira Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Gee Miller and baby, Mary Jo, spent Sunday at L. V. Mhoon's.-Word has been received here that Dock Clay, patient in the Veterans Hospital at Muskogee, Okla., recently underwent an operation. His many friends hope he is much improved by this time. Mrs. Clay and children are visiting her parents at Enterprise.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS;-Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Reed and baby of Dallas visited home folks here over the week-end. Master Joe Lamar Brooks going home with them for a visit.-Mrs. Wm Yopp and daughter of Dallas spent the week-end with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Finney, in Wills Point.-Grady L. Coats returned Friday from Commerce, where he has been taking a summer course in the teachers' college."


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