The Caddo Herald
December 14, 1934
Wapanucka Postmaster Killed by Hi-Jackers Thursday Evening
Last Thursday evening as he was going home, T. O. Stewart, postmaster of Wapanucka, was shot by two young hold-up men and died the next day in the Durant Hospital.
He stated that two youths accosted him, commanding that he “hold up his hands”. He, thinking it a prank, did not obey. Upon his hesitancy one of the men shot him through the neck, then fled without taking anything from his person.
Officers are working on the case and it is thought the criminals will soon be caught.
Stewart was a fine man and one of the most popular in all Johnston County.
1930 Census, Wapanucka, Johnston County
Tom O. Stewart, 51, Mississippi, agent, refined oil
Minnie S., 48, Arkansas
Mary A., 20, Mississippi
Basil O., 18, Oklahoma, salesman, refined oil
Geraldine S., 14, Oklahoma
U. S. Postmasters, Johnston County
Thomas O. Stewart, acting postmaster, 08/01/1933
Thomas O. Stewart, postmaster, 05/22/1934