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B.F. Williams Benjamin Franklin Williams
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Williams
Date of birth: August 3, 1846
Date of death: April 15, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 74 Jan 12, 1915 - Apr 15, 1916 34th   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Goliad, Victoria
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "B.F. Williams Dies This Morning After Lingering Illness," 4/16/1916, p. 5. Includes biographical sketch: "Williams, Benjamin Franklin, deceased, state representative and lumber dealer of Victoria. Born in Pascagola, Mississippi, August 3, 1846 . . . Mr. Williams was mayor of Victoria for five years and was representing the 74th Representative District in the Texas Legislature at the time of his death, the district embracing Victoria, Goliad and Calhoun counties."
    "Williams Funeral Largely Attended," 4/17/1916, p. 2. Victoria Advocate.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company G, Texas 6th Cavalry, enlistment date 9/1/1861 in Texas. Benjamin F. Williams, death date 4/15/1916 in Victoria County. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company A, 26th Texas Cavalry, enlisted on 9/15/1861 at 15 years old. "He participated in the Texas and Louisiana campaigns, and served throughout the entire period of the war, being distinguished for bravery." Obituary, 4/15/1916. Victoria Advocate.
  • Other Resources
  • B.F. Williams, birth date 8/3/1846 in Mississippi, death date 4/15/1916 in Victoria, Texas, lumber dealer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • B.F. Williams (1846-1916), burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Find a Grave.
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - B.F. Williams, postoffice Victoria, nativity Mississippi, age 68 (born circa 1847), lumberman, 60 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photo, Benjamin Franklin Williams, "mayor of Victoria from 1887, 1889-1891, and 1896-1897," Historic Photograph Collection, Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library. Victoria Regional History Center.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. B.F. Williams, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Banks and Banking  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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