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B.L. Sherley Benjamin Lawrence Shirley
Full Name: Benjamin Lawrence Shirley
Other surnames: Sherley
Date of birth: April 23, 1860
Date of death: October 2, 1931

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Anna / Collin   Collin, Grayson

(1) McKinney. House Journal.
(2) Anna, Collin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Anna, Collin County. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • B.L. Shirley. House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Benjamin Shirley, Collin County, age 40, born April 1860 in Texas, farming.
    Census of 1910 - Ben L. Sherley, Collin County, age 49, born circa 1861 in Texas, farmer.
    Census of 1930 - Ben L. Shirley, Anna, Collin County, age 69, born circa 1861 in Texas. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1930
  • Ben L. Sherley (1860-1931), burial in Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, Collin County, with spouse Aranna E. Sherley. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Ben L. Shirley Found Dead in Bed at Home in Anna Friday Morning: Born in North Collin 70 Years Ago - Member Pioneer Family - Former Member Texas Legislature - Burial at Melissa Sunday," 10/3/1931, pp. 1, 6. Benjamin Lawrence Sherley, born April 1861 at Anna, death date Friday 10/2/1931, parents Albert and Rebecca Sherley, spouse Mrs. A.E. Sherley.
    "Former Texas Lawmaker Buried Sunday: Ben L. Sherley of Anna Laid to Rest at Melissa," 10/6/1931, p. 1. McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • Obituary, "Ben L. Sherley Found Dead in Bed Friday," Celina Record, 10/8/1931, p. 1, crediting the Celina Area Heritage Association. Benjamin Lawrence Sherley, birth date 4/23/1860, death date Friday 10/2/1931. Marriage to Arranah Blackburn, October 1899. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - B.L. Shirley, postoffice Anna, nativity Texas, age 66 (born circa 1861), farmer. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. B.L. Sherley, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    School Districts  

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