W.C. Rochelle

William Collin Rochelle

Full Name: William Collin Rochelle, Sr.
Date of birth: November 15, 1873
Date of death: December 11, 1955

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Aug 12, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie

(1) 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., Hon. W.C. Rochelle Takes the Oath of Office, sworn 8/12/1901, p. 34. House Journal.
(2) William C. Rochelle, sworn 8/12/1901, succeeded William W. Dillard, resigned 3/25/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 28th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • William Collin Rochelle, birth date 11/15/1873 in Redwater, Texas; death date 12/11/1955 in Texarkana; retired claim agent and farmer; father Charles Rochelle, mother Elizabeth Janes, informant Mrs. Ella J. Rochelle. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William Collin Rochelle, Sr., birth date 11/15/1873, death date 12/11/1955, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie County. Find a Grave.
  • Report of death of Ed Rochelle, former Deputy Sheriff of Red River County, a "near relative of W.P. Rochelle, Bowie County's present representative in the Legislature." 11/26/1901, p. 4, Texarkana. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photo and additional information about Rochelle Place, "William Collin Rochelle, the state legislator," and son of Elizabeth and Charles Moores Rochelle. Photo courtesy of Judith Rochelle, Charles Moores & Mary Harrison Family, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Historical marker, Rochelle Place, Texarkana vicinity, Bowie County. Home of state legislator William C. Rochelle and descendants. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - W.C. Rochelle, postoffice Park, nativity Texas, age 29 (born circa 1874), teacher, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Counties and County Boundaries  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Public Printing  
27th R.S. - 1901
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Federal Relations  
Privileges and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Senatorial Districts  
26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
County Government and County Finances  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Affairs  

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