Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fantastic Find: Maricopa County Jury List Published in the Newspaper "Arizona Republic" - Did Other Newspapers Publish This Type of List?

My 2nd cousin 2x removed Ruth Lee (Sweet) Loffer (related on my Hartley side) is listed among those eligible for jury duty.  I didn't know about this type of newspaper record before today!  

Here I was today, happily adding hashtags to the profiles of people in my tree, and cross-referencing information from census and directory records to newspaper articles, and what do I find?  A collection of short profiles of citizens eligible for jury duty in Maricopa County, Arizona in 1948.  I will have to see if any other newspapers did this?

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) from Newspapers.com
26 Nov 1948, Fri
page 38, col 3
Maricopa County Jury List
The Following persons were selected and reported for jury duty in the Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday, November 23, 1948.  This list supplements that printed in the Arizona Weekly Gazette Friday, November 12, 1948, covering persons selected and reporting for duty on November 9, 1948.  All persons selected and reporting prior to these dates have been dismissed from further jury duty now.
Page 39, col 1
Loffer, Ruth L., 67 East Roanoke, Phoenix, born in Missouri, in State and County 6 1/2 years, Bookkeeper, employed by Frank Samuels Dist., Co., widow, 1 child, no previous jury duty.

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1 comment:

  1. Christine, What a find! I'm going to start snooping in my newspapers.com subscription.