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The Waxahachie Daily Light Archive

  • Waxahachie, Texas
  • 19021977

About

Established in 1894, the Waxahachie Daily Light outlasted its local competitors to become one of the oldest continually published newspapers in the state of Texas. A community of 100 settlers established Waxahachie as the county seat of Ellis County in 1850. The city has supported a weekly newspaper since the Waxahachie Argus began publishing in 1866. Just prior to the founding of the Light, there were at least three other weekly newspapers publishing in Waxahachie: the Ellis County Mirror, the Waxahachie Enterprise, and the Waxahachie Democrat. In 1895, the editor and publisher of the Light, A. S. Williams, purchased the Democrat and consolidated the two newspapers into one weekly Democratic newspaper. In 1896, this eight-page weekly edition was published on Thursdays and measured 15 by 22 inches, with a yearly subscription cost of $1.50 and a circulation of 750. The daily (except Sunday) edition averaged six pages, measuring 13 by 20 inches, and had a yearly subscription cost of $5.00.

Archive Info

  • 129,477
  • Waxahachie, Texas
  • 19021977
0

Source Information

The Waxahachie Daily Light, 1902–1977 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 22, 2022

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Wedding Announcement

Wedding Announcement

The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
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Marriage of Lomax / Wyatt

Marriage of Lomax / Wyatt

The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
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Obituary for  Cannon

Obituary for Cannon

The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
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The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
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Hardie's Waxahachie Obit

Hardie's Waxahachie Obit

The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
 • Page 16
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Obituary for T. P. Watson

Obituary for T. P. Watson

The Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie, Texas
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Archive Info

  • 129,477
  • Waxahachie, Texas
  • 19021977
0

Source Information

The Waxahachie Daily Light, 1902–1977 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 22, 2022