H.F. Smith

Hilliard Fort Smith

Full Name: Hilliard Fort Smith, Sr.
Date of birth: March 7, 1853
Date of death: December 31, 1940

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Milam

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House District 62
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Cameron / Milam
Counties in district: Milam

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "H.F. Smith Dies at Cameron Tuesday," The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, 1/2/1941, p. 1, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Born 3/7/1853 in Bastrop County; died 12/31/1940 in Cameron. "After moving to Cameron he was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1895 and served one term." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Hillard Fort Smith, Sr., death date 12/31/1940 in Milam County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • Hillard Fort Smith, Sr., birth date 3/7/1853 in Bastrop County, death date 12/31/1940 in Cameron, Milam County, retired banker. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Hilliard Fort Smith (1853-1940), burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County. Includes reprint of obituary in Dallas Morning News, 1/1/1941. Hilliard Fort Smith, Jr. (1888-1959), burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave. Hilliard Fort Smith Hilliard Fort Smith, Jr.
  • Obituary, Hilliard F. Smith, Jr., 6/14/1959, p. 1. "He [Hilliard F. Smith, Jr.] was the son of Milam County pioneers, Hilliard F. Smith and Viola Oxsheer Smith, a banking family with extensive land holdings dating back before the Texas Republic. He was a grandson of W.W. Oxsheer, a state representative of Milam County during reconstruction days." Relatives - William Wilson Oxsheer, father-in-law; Hilliard Fort Smith, Sr., son-in-law. Waco Tribune-Herald.


  • Photograph. H.F. Smith, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Revenue and Taxation  

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