W. G. Blackmon

William Gipson Blackmon

Full Name: William Gipson Blackmon, Sr.
Date of birth: October 13, 1875
Date of death: November 19, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 106 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Avoca / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
H 106 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Avoca / Jones   Jones, Shackelford

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • W.G. Blackmon listed as teacher in 1902-1903, history of Avoca, Texas, "Avoca Sees New Growth," 11/8/1947, p. 5. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Death notice, W.G. Blackmon, "Roanoke Teacher Is Dead," 11/21/1923, p. 1.
    "Fort Worth Family Sends 9 Children to Local College," 12/13/1924, sec. 2, p. 3. "The late W.G. Blackmon, who was a former member of the Legislature, was attending the [local teachers] college at his death." Mrs. W.G. Blackmon was a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. W.F. Pearson of Fort Worth. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • William Gipson Blackmon, birth date 10/13/1875 in Tarrant County, death date 11/19/1923 in Grapevine, Tarrant County, school teacher, informant: Nannie Pearson Blackmon. In 1910, lived in Avoca, Jones County, age 35, manager/grocery store, first wife Violet, married 7 years, children Agnis and William. On 9/11/1918, registered for World War I draft in Jones County with birth date 10/23/1873, permanent home address in Avoca, Jones County, age 44, present occupation "County Representative," children Agnes, Bill, and Woodrow Blackmon. FamilySearch. Census of 1910 Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • William G. (Gip) Blackmon, birth date 10/24/1878, death date 11/19/1923 burial in Springtown Cemetery, Springtown, Parker County. Find a Grave.
  • William Gipson Blackmon, Sr., mentioned in son's obituary: "William Gipson Blackmon Jr. was born on a farm in Springtown, on Nov. 7, 1920, the son of Texas State Representative, William Gipson Blackmon Sr." Find a Grave.
  • Marriage announcement of William Gipson Blackmon, Jr., "son of the late Representative William Gipson Blackmon and Mrs. Nancy Pearson Blackmon, of Springtown and Fort Worth." "Ensign and Mrs. Blackmon," 9/1/1944, p. 23. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - W.G. Blackmon, postoffice Avoca, nativity Texas, age 41 (born circa 1876), 41 years in Texas, merchant, member of former legislatures: 34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Constitutional Amendments  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Senatorial Districts  
State Asylums  
34th R.S. - 1915
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Liquor Traffic  
State Affairs  

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