Rockwell Hoskins

Full Name: Rockwell Hoskins
Date of birth: May 2, 1862
Date of death: March 11, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Cedar Bayou / Harris   Harris
H 24 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (4)   Democrat Cedar Bayou / Harris   Harris

(1) Houston, Harris County. House Journal.
(2) Harris County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(3) Cedar Bayou. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Cedar Bayou. Year Book for Texas, Volume II, 1903.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 20th Legislature - Nominated for Calendar Clerk, 1/11/1886 [sic: 1887], p. 6; assigned to committees, 1/21/1887, p. 105. House Journal.
  • 41st Legislature, 5th C.S., 3/13/1930, p. 492. Houston, Harris County. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Candidate for the Legislature," 2/9/1898, p. 4. Dateline - Cedar Bayou, Harris Co, Tex. Feb. 7. "Hoskins has lived here many years . . . " Galveston Daily News.
  • Rockwell Hoskins. Photo and preview of 29th Legislature, "Harris County's Representatives," The Houston Post, 1/8/1905, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in genealogy, Rockwell Hoskins (790), pp. 58 and 101, and index, p. 213. Born 5/2/1862 in North Bloomfield [Connecticut], married Miss Willis Gillette, 6/24/1884, in Galveston, Texas. The Cossitt Family: A Genealogical History of Rene Cossitt, a Frenchman Who Settled in Granby, Conn., A.D. 1717, and of His Descendants, 1925.
  • Census of 1900 - Rockwell Hoskins, Harris County, age 38, born May 1862 in Connecticut, farmer, spouse Willie, married 16 years.
    Census of 1910 - Rockwell Haskins, Houston, Harris County, age 47, born circa 1863 in Connecticut, merchant, spouse Willie
    Census of 1920 - Rockwell Hoskins, Houston, Harris County, age 57, born circa 1863 in Connecticut, oil promoter, spouse Sarah (Sarah Willis Hoskins).
    Census of 1930 - Rockwell Hoskins, Houston, Harris County, age 65, born circa 1863 in Connecticut, spouse Willie (enumeration date 4/14/1930). FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • Rockwell Hoskins, birth date 5/2/1862 in Connecticut, death date 3/11/1930 in Houston, Harris County. Interment in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Rockwell Hoskins, birth date 5/2/1862, death date 3/11/1930, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, with spouse Sarah Willis Hoskins. Find a Grave.
  • "Personal," 12/25/1886, p. 10. "Mr. Rockwell Hoskins, of Cedar Bayou, a son-in-law of the Hon. H.F. Gillette, is in the city. Mr. Hoskins is a candidate for calendar clerk of the lower house of the legislature." Galveston Daily News.
  • Father-in-law, GILLETTE, HENRY FLAVEL (1816-1896), teacher and superintendent of Bayland Orphan's Home. Handbook of Texas Online.


  • Photograph. R. Hoskins, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R. Hoskins, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Municipal Corporations (Chair) 
Newspaper Reports, Investigate, Special  
State Affairs  
State Penitentiaries  
28th R.S. - 1903
Counties and County Boundaries  
Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Rusk Penitentiary  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  

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