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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, November 25, 1932

"The W. M. U. of the Baptist church here sponsored a lovely shower at the home of Mrs. Tom Riley on Monday, Nov. 14. The shower was in honor of Mrs. A. H. Travis, who with her family lost her possessions when the house in which she was living was destroyed by fire recently. Forty or more women participated in the event. Many useful and attractive gifts were presented to the honoree.

"The Colfax Masonic Lodge is bringing a candidate to the Wills Point Commandery on Monday, Nov. 28, where a degree team from the Oak Cliff Masonic lodge will confer the Master's degree upon the candidate. All Masons belonging to this commandery are urged to be present.-- Ed. Anderson. W. M.
NOTICE: I am now doing business at home on East High, 326 and will do your repair work on any make of car at prices to suit the times. Will appreciate your patronage. All work guaranteed - Earl W. Sanders.

STONE POINT: Miss Blanche Hubbard spent last week in Terrell with her sister, Mrs. Bud Johnson.-Mrs. Joe, Miss Lovella and T. A. Leach were visiting and shopping in Terrell one day last week.-Mrs. M. J. January of near Canton spent Sunday in the home of C. D. January.-Floyd Hubbard and family visited Sunday in Wise community with Mr. and Mrs. Van Pool.-Mrs. Lincoln Pulley was a Canton visitor Friday.-Johnnie Wilson and family of Myrtle Springs spent Sunday with N. H. Hubbard and family-Dick Phillips and family visited relatives in Terrell last Monday.

"J. N. Adams, a prominent and highly respected citizen of the Crooked Creek community, was found dead Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock near his home in the woods, where he had been cutting wood. Apparently death resulted from a heart attack. The funeral was held at the Edgewood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Wallace Goode conducting the religious service. Mr. Adams was about 54 years of age and is survived by his wife, and two children. He served as a deacon of the Crooked Creek Baptist church for many years.


"Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Dawson were in a hospital in Fort Worth Saturday and Sunday as a result of their car being broadsided by one coming from a side street. W. H. Simms was in the car with them and sustained a bruised shoulder. Mr. Dawson suffered a broken collar bone and Mrs. Dawson has a few broken ribs and all three are bruised and scratched. (See newspaper for complete article.)

"Before a crowd of approximately 1000 the Grand Saline Indians walloped the Wills Point Tigers to a fare ye well Thanksgiving Day on the local field. The score at the final whistle was 25 to 7. Kinnard of Wills Point making the local's one and only touchdown and extra point.

"A formal application has been made for $25,000 from the federal aid fund to be used in relief work in Van Zandt county during the winter months.(See newspaper for complete article.)

"Tom Stephens Perry and Miss Frances Dean surprised their friends and acquaintances Sunday morning, when they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by a minister of the gospel in Tishamingo, Okla.
They were accompanied to Oklahoma by Miss Mary Delilah Manning of Wills Point and the trio returned Sunday evening. Miss Frances Dean is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dean. Tom Stephens Perry is of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended and graduated from Georgia Tech and is now Superintendent of the unit of Union Paving Co. which has been stationed at Wills Point the past few months.(See newspaper for complete article.)

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: Mrs. Mozelle Brown is visiting her sister, Mrs. Sib Ellis in Terrell.-Mr. and Mrs. Mit Sayre and children visited in Greenville Sunday.-Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Majors of Canton spent Sunday with friends here.-Misses Travis Sue and Charlotte Campbell spent the week-end in Dallas.-Miss Lorene Smith, accompanied by Joe Thurmon spent Sunday in Terrell.-Mrs. Clarence Taylor has returned from a visit to West Texas.-Miss Lucille Bruce of Dallas spent the week-end with friends and relatives in Wills Point-Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Montague spent Sunday in Corsicana with L. E. McCormick and wife.-Miss Winona Everett of C. I. A., Denton, spent the holidays with relatives.-Thomas Adams, Ted High, Sonny Harris, Kline Dewees, William Teel and Erwin Lea spent Saturday in Dallas.-Miss Alma Pickett of Fort Worth is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. N. Shamburger in the Myrtle Springs community.-Miss Merle Travis, who is attending Wesley College Greenville spent the Thanksgiving holidays with her parents.

"Mr. Harvey Rankin and Miss Myrle Harris were married in the home of the officiating minister, Rev. J. B. Richie, Friday night, Nov. 25 and were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Jones. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rankin and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Harris.

"C. T. Marlow underwent an operation in Dr. Horace A. Baker's office in Wills Point Wednesday afternoon. The operation was performed by the mentioned doctor assisted by Drs. E. E. Brandon of Edgewood and D. Leon Sanders of this city. It was last reported that Mr. Marlow was resting well.
"This paper has just learned of the death of Miss Sallie Conchita Tyler, who died in Dallas, and was buried in the cemetery at College Mound, Kaufman county on Nov. 18. The deceased was 20 years of age and was a niece of Worth and Pleas Thomas of Wills Point and M. K. Thomas of Canton. Her mother was reared in this county, her maiden name being Miss Ruth Thomas."

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