In 1924, two brothers bought the Kerrville Mountain Sun, W. A. (Winfred Alwin) Salter and his brother Clarence. Both brothers died young, within a few months of each other. W. A. Salter died in March 1930, at the age of 45; his brother Clarence E. Salter died the previous July.
Mrs. W. A. Salter suddenly found herself not only a widow, but also a single mother additionally tasked with running a small-town newspaper during the Great Depression. How she did it I do not know.
I was glad to run across this image I'd never seen before: a portrait of Mr. W. A. Salter. He made a great decision when he married Camilla Elizabeth, and I'd often wondered what he looked like.
Incidentally, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Salter's grandson, James Salter, is the current mayor of Ingram.
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|Mr. W. A. Salter, publisher of the Kerrville Mountain Sun.|
|Mrs. W. A. Salter and her grandchildren James and Louise Elizabeth, mid-1950s|
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