J.W. Tinkler

James Watt Tinkler

Full Name: James Watt Tinkler
Date of birth: February 6, 1846
Date of death: September 8, 1924

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Rock Island / Colorado   Colorado

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House District 43
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Legislatures: 27th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Rock Island / Colorado
Counties in district: Colorado

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Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, 5th Texas Cavalry. "Tinkler, James Watt (private) age 14 in 1860; enrolled in Company A, 5th Texas Cavalry, on August 17, 1861 at Columbus; captured at Apache Canyon, March 26, 1862; paroled at Fort Union, April 5, 1862; hospitalized at Fort Bliss, June 12 through June 26, 1862; left hospital without permission; exchanged, September 17, 1862." Colorado County Confederate Soldiers, 2015.
  • Obituary, "Vet's Funeral Slated Today: Services for Confederate to Be at Residence," 9/10/1924, p. 9. J.W. Tinkler, "Confederate veteran and formerly a member of the State legislature from Colorado county," death date Monday, 9/8/1924. Houston Post.

Other Resources

  • James Watt Tinkler, born February 1846 in Colorado County, death date 9/8/1924 in Houston, Harris County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J. Watt Tinkler, birth date 2/6/1846, death date 9/8/1924, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Includes obituary in Houston Chronicle 9/10/1924. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.W. Tinkler, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

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27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Public Debt  
Representative Districts  

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