H. O'Neal

Henry F. O'Neal

Full Name: Henry F. O'Neal
Date of birth: October 5, 1830
Date of death: March 28, 1893

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Mar 14, 1892 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Unknown Linden / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Titus
H 7 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (4)   Democrat Linden / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion

(1) Henry F. O'Neal, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded Lucius A. Whatley, resigned 4/29/1891. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Lists "H.F. O'Neal of Cass" in State Democratic Conventions (1873, 1898, 1908), as Attorney General nominee of Greenback-Labor State Convention (1880), Greenback State Convention (1884); and Howard F. O'Neal of Cass County in Democratic State Convention (1896). All are indexed together as one entry; however, it is unclear if H.F. O'Neal refers to Henry (father) or Howard (son). Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(3) 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Roll Call, First Day, 3/14/1892, p. 1. "Credentials of Senators H.F. O'Neal and W.W. Searcy were sent up and read . . . " "Senators O'Neal and Searcy came before the bar of the Senate and took the constitutional oath required." Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Judge Howard F. O'Neal, Volume III, pp. 1257-1258, son of Hon. Henry F. and Malantha (Cooley) O'Neal. Relatives: Henry F. O'Neal, father; Judge Howard F. O'Neal and Hardy A. O'Neal, sons/brothers. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 18th Ochiltree's Mississippi Infantry. Henry F. O'Neal, Company B, 1st Mississippi Rifles, birth date 10/5/1830, death date 3/28/1893, burial in Linden Cemetery #1, Cass County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Cass County Census:
    1860 - Henry F. O'Neal, Linden, age 25, born in Mississippi, editor, wife M.E., sons H.A. (age 9) and H.F. (age 6).
    1880 - Hardy A. O'Neal, age 28, wife Mollie L.
    1900 - H.F. (Howard F.) ONeal, Atlanta, age 46, born September 1853, wife Ida C.
    1910 - H.A. ONeal, Atlanta, age 59, wife Mollie; H.F. ONeal, Atlanta, age 56, wife Ida.
    1920 - Hardy ONeal, Atlanta, age 68, wife Mollie; Howard ONeal, Atlanta, age 66, wife Ida.
    1930 - Hardy R. [A.] O'Neal, Atlanta, age 79, wife Mollie L.; Howard F. O'Neal, age 76. Both lawyers.
    Howard F. O'Neal, death date 12/6/1935 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. FamilySearch. 1860 1880 1900 1910 H.A. ONeal 1910 H.F. ONeal 1920 Hardy O'Neal 1920 Howard O'Neal 1930 Hardy O'Neal 1930 Howard F. O'Neal Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960


  • Photograph. H. O'Neal, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Affairs (Chair) 
14th R.S. - 1874
Constitutional Amendments  
Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
Indian Affairs  
Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mexican Border Troubles  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
Removal of Judge J.J. Thornton, 24th Judicial District  

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