RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 22, 2017



KINSEARCHING

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Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
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     Below are some selected items from page 1 of the 12 October 1933 (Thursday) issue of the newspaper, The Shelby Reporter, published in Center, Texas. (Surnames are capitalization for emphasis.)

     Mr. A. A. NELSON, formerly of Tenaha, arrived “a few days ago” and took charge of the printing department of the Reporter. He “has worked in many of the larger shops in Texas and other states.”

     L. A. “Buddy” DOWNES, Joe ISVOLT, and Frasher (sic) BAGGETT recently returned from Chicago.

     Rev. Jeff DAVIS was pastor of the Baptist Church.

     The States Aircraft Corporation was licensed to build the States Monoplane at their new plant in Center.

     W. T. COBB, superintendent of the beef cattle department of the Louisiana State Fair, reported there were more and better entries than at any previous State Fair. One of the displays came from the famous Alfred WARRINER herd of Thibodaux. The cattle were said to be among the finest in the United States. President George FREEMAN, Vice-President R. T. CARR, and Secretary-Manager W. R. HIRSCH assured citizens of the Ark-La-Tex region that they would be visiting the finest exposition ever produced. The 1933 fair was scheduled for October 21 through October 29 in Shreveport.

     The Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D. C. informed the firm of SANDERS & McLEROY that the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Co. would be allowed to discontinue the line from Gary in Panola County to Grigsby in Shelby County after October 20.

     Nearly 100,000 people attended the opening day of the Texas State Fair in Dallas. 1933 was the Fair’s 47th annual exposition.

     A singing convention was planned to be held on Sunday afternoon at the church in the Clever Creek community.

     The East Texas newspaper also included a long list of grand jurors selected for various courts. If an individual moved to or from Shelby County between the 1930 and 1940 censuses, the roster may help to narrow down the years when the person resided there.

     November Term, 1933:

BAILEY, F. H.

CARROLL, T. G.

CRAWFORD, G. M.

ESPY, Sam

GREEN, J. M.

HOOPER, Jesse

HOWARD, J. S.

KERR, T. J.

JONES, J. D.

PASSMORE, S. T.

RUNNELS, H. F.

THOMASON, J. R.

THOMPSON, J. K.

TODD, W. A.

WIMBERLY, T. W.

WOMACK, J. H.

(To be continued)


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