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W.H. Freeman Wiley Howell Freeman
Full Name: Wiley Howell Freeman
Date of birth: September 9, 1855
Date of death: March 6, 1950

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Era / Cooke   Cooke
H 9 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Era / Cooke   Cooke
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of Dr. Irving S. Freeman includes biographical information on his father, Dr. W.H. Freeman: "He was born in Macon County, Tennessee, in 1855, and went to Denton County in 1884, the following year moving on to Cook County, Texas. There he engaged in the practice of his profession and also conducted a drug store in the Town of Era, where he settled. In 1901 the doctor withdrew from professional activities, moved to Floyd County, Texas, and there engaged in the real estate and loan business . . . He is a democrat, and served two terms in the Texas State Legislature in the years 1895-6 and 1897-8." A Standard History of Oklahoma, by Joseph B. Thoburn, Volume IV, The American Historical Society, 1916. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Brief biographical sketch, W.H. Freeman, p. 156. Born 11/9/1855 in Macon County, Tennessee, physician and surgeon. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Wiley Howell Freeman and Laura Susan Seagraves, parents of Eunice Freeman, birth date 10/4/1898 in Cooke County, Texas.
    Wiley H. Freeman, Cooke County, Texas Tax Rolls, 1887, 1893, 1894, and 1896. Wiley H. Fruman in 1895.
    Census of 1900 - Wilard Freeman [Wiley H. Freeman], Cooke County, Texas, age 45, born September 1855 in Tennessee, merchant/general store, spouse Laura S., son Irving, daughters Kate and Eunice.
    Census of 1910 - Wiley H. Freeman, Lockney, Floyd County, Texas, age 54, born circa 1856 in Tennessee, doctor, spouse Laura S, daughters Katie and Eunice.
    Wiley H. or Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman in Census of 1920-1940, Washita County, Oklahoma, physician/doctor, spouse Laura. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2) Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910
  • Wiley Howell Freeman, M.D., birth date 9/9/1855, death date 3/6/1950, burial in Sentinel Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma, with spouse Laura Seagraves Freeman. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary of Mrs. W.H. Freeman, wife of Dr. W.H. Freeman, "who was a pioneer physician and landowner in western Oklahoma and Texas," "Freeman Rites Will Be Today at Sentinel," The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 2/3/1950, p. 14. Newspapers.com.
  • Wiley H. Freeman, death date 3/6/1950 in Washita County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index, 2016.
  • "Dr. W.H. Freeman . . . will move his family out to Lockney, Texas, to spend the summer on the ranch." "Short Items of Interest," The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 5/22/1906, p. 3, crediting Cooke County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Account of speech by Dr. W.H. Freeman, "Cooke county's representative in the last legislature, and candidate for re-election . . ." "Last Night's Speaking," Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 5/12/1896, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.H. Freeman, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.H. Freeman, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Education Department, Special  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Public Debt  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    University and Medical Branch, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    State Affairs  
    Ventilation of the House, Special (Chair) 

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