G.B. Turner

Gaines B. Turner

Full Name: Gaines B. Turner
Date of birth: February 28, 1869
Date of death: September 18, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
H 26 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Rusk

Terms of Service top

House District 26
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Henderson / Rusk
Counties in district: Rusk
House District 26
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Henderson / Rusk
Counties in district: Rusk

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Colorful Career Recalled in Death of Gaines B. Turner," 9/28/1934, p. 16. Gaines B. Turner, "former Fort Worth oil man and attorney . . . came to Fort Worth after several years in the practice of law in Longview." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Other Resources

  • Gaines B. Turner, born February 1869 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, died 1934 in Longview, parents Romulus George Washington Turner and Elizabeth Virginia Pierce, spouse Emiline Riche "Emma" Levy. Katherine James Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - Ganes Turner, Panola County, age 13, born circa 1866 in Texas, laborer, son of Romulas and Elizabeth Turner.
    Census of 1900 - Gaines B. Turner, Longview, Gregg County, age 31, born February 1869 in Texas, lawyer, wife Emma, sons Gaines L. and George B.
    Census of 1910 - T.B. Turner [G.B. Turner], Tarrant County, age 41, born circa 1869 in Texas, lawyer, wife Emma, sons Gaius L., George, Richard M. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • Gaines B. Turner, birth date 2/28/1869, death date 9/18/1934 in Garrison, Nacogdoches County, residence in Longview, lawyer, wife Emma Turner, father R.G.W. Turner, mother Elizbeth Pierce. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Gaines B. Turner (1867-1934), Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Reverence, Crypt #J-256, Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Funeral Rites of Gaines B. Turner Set for Saturday," 9/20/1934, p. 10. Longview News-Journal.
  • "Hon. Gaines B. Turner, of Longview, was in Henderson this week on account of business in the district court." The Henderson Times, 7/19/1900, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
    Death of Gaines B. Turner reported in Henderson Daily News, 9/23/1934, p. 3, crediting Rusk County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). July 19, 1900 September 23, 1934
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - G.B. Turner, postoffice Henderson, nativity Texas, age 24 (born circa 1869), lawyer, 24 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. G.B. Turner, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.B. Turner, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.B. Turner, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Civil Code, Special  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Judiciary No. 2  
State Expert Printer, Investigate, Special  

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