What can you learn at the Library of Congress’ FREE Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers site? (link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/)
As an example I searched on Quitman in Texas newspapers and came up with these two of many hits. You might find your own ancestors’ names there either in Texas or other states.
From the Palestine Texas Daily Herald, Jan. 05, 1906, Image 5
From the Jefferson, Texas Jimplecute, Nov. 5, 1904, Image 5
Thanks to Randy Seaver for calling this site to my attention today in his daily tips.