John William Eckols

Full Name: John William Eckols
Date of birth: April 30, 1839
Date of death: January 7, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 84 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Populist Luling / Gonzales   Gonzales

(1) LULING, TEXAS. "Luling is an incorporated community at the intersection of U.S. highways 90 and 183 and State Highway 80, fifteen miles south of Lockhart in southern Caldwell County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Gonzales County. House Journal.
(3) Luling, Gonzales County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Luling. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • ECKOLS, JOHN WILLIAM (1839-1903). Birth date 4/30/1839, death date 1/7/1903. "After the Civil War, Eckols returned to farming near Luling in Gonzales County . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, Capt. Nat Benton's Company of the 36th Texas Cavalry (Texas Riflemen), later transferred to Company B, Woods' Regiment, within the same division. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • J.W. Eckols, birth date 4/30/1839, death date 1/1/1903, burial in Harris Chapel Cemetery, Belmont, Gonzales County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, J.W. Eckols, "Texas Deaths," The Houston Daily Post, 1/3/1903, p. 5. "Died at his residence in Gonzales, Texas last night (January 1) . . . served one term in the legislature a few years ago." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.W. Eckols, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Military Affairs  
Public Printing  

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