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W.O. Diffie William Owen Diffie
Full Name: William Owen Diffie
Other surnames: Diffee, Duffie
Date of birth: October 27, 1855
Date of death: February 5, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Detroit / Red River   Red River

(1) Clarksville became the county seat of Red River County upon its organization in 1835; a post office opened in 1846. Detroit is two miles from the Lamar county line in western Red River County. Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
(2) Detroit. House Journal.
(3) Detroit, Red River County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Series of letters in "Red River County, TX - Civil War Pension Application" identify W.O. Diffie, lawyer in Detroit, Texas. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Judge W.O. Diffie, born circa 1855, died 2/5/1928. Includes transcribed obituaries from Clarksville Times, Obituaries of Early McCurtain County, OK, Deport [sic: Detroit?] Times (indicating he represented Red River County in the legislature and was "for many years a resident of Detroit"), and unnamed obit. Courtesy Red River County Public Library. Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas, Lawrence and Sue Dale, On-Line Edition (Blossom, TX), 2014.
  • Census of 1900 - William O. Diffie, Red River County, age 44, born October 1855 in Arkansas, farming, wife Mary L.
    Census of 1910 - W.O. Diffee, Red River County, age 54 (not 62), born in Arkansas, broker - real estate, wife Mary L.
    Census of 1920 - William O. Diffie, Red River County, age 65, born circa 1855 in Arkansas, boarder. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • Judge William Owen Diffie, birth date 10/29/1855, death date 2/5/1928, burial in Detroit Cemetery, Detroit, Red River County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Wm. O. Diffie, death date 2/5/1928 in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index, 2016.
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - W.O. Diffie, postoffice Clarksville, nativity Arkansas, lawyer, age 56 (born circa 1857), Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.O. Diffie, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Capitol Basement, Inspect  
    Congressional Districts  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Penitentiary System, Special  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  

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