P.A. Thorn

Paten Alvis Thorn

Full Name: Paten Alvis Thorn
Date of birth: March 7, 1868
Date of death: December 9, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Hawkins / Wood   Rains, Wood

Terms of Service top

House District 30
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Legislatures: 37th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Hawkins / Wood
Counties in district: Rains, Wood

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Candidate announcement and biographical sketch, "To the Voters of Wood and Rains County," by P.A. Thorn, and editorial, "For Representative," 5/20/1920. Thorn arrived in Wood County about 1901 as a school teacher, then worked in mercantile 15 years, 10 years of which he was postmaster at Hawkins. Wood County Democrat (Quitman, Texas).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Alvin Thomas [Alvin Thorn], Van Zandt County, age 32, born March 1868 in Texas, farmer, spouse Lavada, daughter Reba, son Leslie.
    Census of 1910 - P. Alvis Thorn, Wood County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Texas, merchant/groceries, spouse Lavada, daughter Reba, son Leslie.
    Census of 1920 - Payton A. Thorn, Hawkins, Wood County, age 51, born circa 1869 in Texas, laborer/farm owner, spouse Lavada E., daughter Reba Reese. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • Paten A. Thorn, birth date 3/7/1868, death date 12/9/1923, burial in Hawkins City Cemetery, Hawkins, Wood County, with spouse Lavada E. Thorn. Find a Grave.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - P.A. Thorn, postoffice Hawkins, nativity Texas, age 52 (born circa 1869), 52 years in Texas, farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. P.A. Thorn, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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