Shot in Texas

Sometimes a small story in a newspaper will have a relative’s name. Here is one small item from Gonzales, Texas in the Jan 2, 1930 Warsaw, Indiana newspaper.

This little piece gives us three names, their occupations, where they worked and the date they lived there.

J. F. Tate, city night watchman

A. C. Strickling, deputy sheriff

another deputy sheriff found them shot in an ally.
Deputy Sheriff Ruel Vasburg said Tate told him before he died, that Strickling…then opened fire without another word. Tate was shot three (3) times, Tate shot Strickling five (5) times.

Name and Link to newspaper:
Warsaw, Indiana
Warsaw Union – Jan 2, 1930

Always look at small news items because sometimes they will hold valuable information.

Thank You.

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.


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