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H.W. Manson Henry Walker Manson
Full Name: Henry Walker "Hal" Manson
Date of birth: February 12, 1843
Date of death: October 27, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 74 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Rockwall / Rockwall   Dallas, Rockwall

(1) District 74 composed of Dallas and Rockwall counties, 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas.
(2) District 74, Dallas and Rockwall counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) District 73, Dallas and Rockwall counties. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Dr. Manson Dies: Prominent Citizen of North Texas Passes Away at Rockwall," 10/29/1905, p. 4. Dr. Hal Walker Manson, physician, then journalist and proprietor of the Rockwall Sentinel. "In 1897 he was a member of the legislature." Marshall Messenger.
  • Dr. Henry (Hal) Walker Manson and Myrta Castle Manson, principal owners/residents of Manson-La Moreaux-Hartman House in Rockwall, now the Museum of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation. "1880-1905 Henry (Hal) Walker Manson, H.D., CSA soldier Co. H. 7th Tenn. (1861-1865), physician, farmer/stockman, publisher of Rockwall Success (1883-1905), representative in State Legislature for Rockwall and Dallas Counties (1897)." Rockwall County Historical Foundation.
  • Brief biographical sketch, Henry W. Manson, M.D., p. 152. Editor of Rockwall Success, Confederate States Army. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company H, 7th Regiment Tennessee Infantry, enlisted 5/20/1861 at Nashville, Union Prisoner of War records. Henry Walker Manson, death date 10/27/1908 in Rockwall County, widow Mrs. Myrta Manson Bost of Rockwall, Rockwall County, marriage date 6/16/1897 in Dallas County. Widow's application states that "My husband Henry Walker Manson was familiarly known among his friends as Hal W. and Harry W. Manson." Pension File No. 51531, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company H, 7th Tennessee, 1861-1865 (grave marker inscription). Dr. Hal W Manson, born in Lebanon, Tennessee, 2/12/1854, died in Rockwall, Texas, 10/27/1905, burial in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Henry W. Manson, marriage to Kittie B. Scales, 12/18/1868 or 12/24/1868 in Williamson County, Tennessee.
    Census of 1880 - Henry W. Manson, Rockwall County, born circa 1843 in Tennessee, physician, spouse Kittie, daughter Annie.
    Hal Walker Manson, marriage to Myrta Bell Castle, 6/16/1897 in Rockwall County, Texas.
    Census of 1900 - Hal W. Manson, Rockwall County, age57, born February 1843 in Tennessee, editor, spouse Myrta. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002 Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Hal Walker Manson, Rockwall, Texas, death date 10/27/1905. FamilySearch United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.
  • "Dr. Hal Manson Dying," Southern Mercury United with the Farmers Union Password (Dallas, Texas), 10/12/1905, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - H.W. Manson, postoffice Rockwall, nativity Tennessee, age 53 (born circa 1844), editor, 27 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.W. Manson, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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