If this is a duplicate...mea culpa -
Susan - I'm responsible for that index and I have wished repeatedly that I
had taken the time to abstract the items fully or photocopy them. Then they
could have been published and available without repeatedly returning "to the
scene of the crime."
In some cases, the information abstracted represents all the genealogical
material included in the notice (few were true obituaries.) Your local
librarian could order the film through interlibrary loan and you could
access the information yourself. Old items in the paper take a great deal of
time to find, perhaps 20 minutes apiece even when you have the correct date.
The pages are dark, typically without headlines and you just have to sit
there and scan. However, reading through them is always an interesting
experience ... you might enjoy it.
There are several volunteers listed on the RAOGK site for Erath County,
including me. However, I don't have time to take up another request right
now and won't for weeks to come (and I know when I want something, I'd like
it "now!" and I bet most of us are the same way). Or, there are several
people in town that can be hired to do this kind of research.
I'm glad the index was useful to you, and hope that you have the opportunity
to order the film. Your librarian will find that the Stephenville Public
Library and the Dick Smith Library both hold film. You are likely to find
notices related to the Roberts' stories that might not have been obvious
connections to me. Good luck - Cindy Shipman
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick and Susan" <rickandsusan(a)swva.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 2:58 PM
Subject: [ERATH] Look Up Please ?
I don't know if anyone does look-ups?
I found this:
1.) Roberts, Uncle Johnny Stephenville Empire Newspaper 11 Nov 1892
Another Old Landmark Gone 78 y 6 m 19 d 1 Nov 1892 Dupay Cemetery
2.) Roberts, Ike N. Jr. Stephenville Tribune 17 Sep 1909 Estate Notice
3.) Roberts, Little Ike Stephenville Tribune 14 May 1909 Valley
in 7 May paper
4.) Roberts, Little Ike Stephenville Tribune 14 May 1909 Roberts,
Ike (left wife
& children) Valley Grove
5.) Roberts, Richard Clyde 20 Nov 1896 Stephenville Empire Newspaper 3 mo
Roberts, son of C.F.
(of Roberts, White & Compton) East End
>From the index, from microfilm on deposit at the Dick Smith Library
at Tarleton State University.
Does anyone know how I could get the full obituary/ article?
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