Newspapr Archives - A researcher's dream

It can be a real thrill to find information about your ancestors in newspapers. It gives some historical meaning to the time and puts them within context. One example is that of Thomas Chilton Jasper or TC, who opened the first bank in Plano, Texas in 1882. Newspaper reports show in 1905, how TC received a letter from "Eighteen Strong", stating that his bank was soon to be robbed, so could he “have plenty (of cash) on hander for uss” (sic).  Apparently TC would have taken this as a joke, however the bank had been robbed in 1893, whereby he had received a letter from the “Dalton Boys” saying they were coming. Therefore TC wasn’t taking any chances!

McKinney Dailey Courier, USA. Wednesday 20 December 1905.

McKinney Dailey Courier, USA. Wednesday 20 December 1905.