J.D. Wadley

John Daniel Wadley

Full Name: John Daniel Wadley
Date of birth: May 21, 1877
Date of death: May 27, 1968

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2)   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop

(1) "Bastrop County Has No Contests in Primary: Wadley Announces His Withdrawal from Race for Representative," 7/10/1922, p. 11. "J.D. Wadley, a Katy conductor and representative of Bastrop County in the Legislature . . . has withdrawn from the race, which leaves the field open for D.R. LeMaster of McDade." San Antonio Express.
(2) "Bastrop Selects Wadley for Its Representative," 7/26/1920, p. 6. John D. Wadley nominated in Democratic primary for Representative from Bastrop County. Waco News-Tribune.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, John Daniel Wadley, "Death Claims J.D. Wadley," 5/30/1968, courtesy Smithville Public Library. Birth date 5/21/1878 in Jackson, Tennessee, marriage to Sally Huffhines in Hillsboro, Texas, on 10/10/1903. "He served in the Texas Legislature as Representative from Bastrop County." Smithville Times Transcript and Enterprise.

Military Service Notes

  • 1st Sergeant, Company F, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Spanish American War. Military grave marker, John Daniel Wadley, birth date 5/21/1877, death date 5/27/1968, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Smithville, Bastrop County, with spouse Sallie H. Wadley. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, J.D. (John Daniel) Wadley of Smithville, 5/28/1968, p. 21. Austin Statesman.
  • Census of 1910 - John D. Wadley, Smithville, Bastrop County, age 29, born birca 1881 in Tennessee, conductor/railway company, spouse Sallie, daughters Francis and Sa Loynor.
    Census of 1920 - J.D. Wadley, Bastrop County, age 41, born circa 1879 in Tennessee, conductor/railway, spouse Sally, daughters Francis and Seloynor.
    Census of 1930 - John D. Wadley, Smithville, Bastrop County, age 50, born circa 1880 in Tennessee, conductor/locomotive, spouse Sallie, daughter Patsy J.
    Census of 1940 - John D. Wadley, Smithville, Bastrop County, age 60, born circa 1880 in Tennessee, conductor/railway, spouse Sallie, daughter Patsy Jean.
    John David Wadley in birth record of daughter Sa Laynor Lie Wadley (1907); John Daniel Wadley in birth record of daughter Patsy Jean Wadley (1922). FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2)
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - J.D. Wadley, postoffice Smithville, nativity Tennessee, age 42 (born circa 1879), 20 years in Texas, railroad conductor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.D. Wadley, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Common Carriers  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Oil, Gas and Mining  

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