M.J. Hathaway

Mordecai James Hathaway

Full Name: Mordecai James Hathaway
Date of birth: February 12, 1853
Date of death: May 2, 1942

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Lamar

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Hathaway resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "M.J. Hathaway, Ex-Legislator, Dies Here at 89," 5/2/1942, p. 9. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Attorney is Claimed by Death," Sunday, 5/3/1942, p. 14. Judge Mord J. Hathaway, pioneer West Texas attorney, county judge and member of the Legislature from Lamar County, who went to Childress from Fort Worth in 1908. Died Saturday morning, 5/2/1942. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • Biographical sketch, M.I. Hathaway, pp. 370-371. Born 2/12/1853 in Monitau County, Missouri, married Sallie Williams of Paris, Texas, in February 1887. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Mordecai Hathaway, Paris, Lamar County, age 47, born February 1853 in Missouri, lawyer, wife Sallie, daughters Naomi and Alie M., sons Hugh, Mordecai, and Harry.
    Census of 1910 - Mardica J. Hathaway, Childress, Childress County, age 58, born circa 1852 in Missouri, lawyer, widowed, daughters Naomi H. and Allie May, sons Mord and Harry.
    Census of 1920 - Mordica J. Hathaway, Childress, Childress County, age 66, born circa 1854 in Missouri, attorney, widowed, son Mord.
    Census of 1930 - M.J. Hathaway, Childress, Childress County, age 77, born circa 1853 in Missouri, lawyer, widowed, son Mord. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • Mard James Hathaway, birth date 2/12/1853 in Missouri; death date 5/2/1942 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; retired attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • M.J. Hathaway, birth date 2/12/1853, death date 5/2/1942, burial in Childress Cemetery, Childress, Childress County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
County Government and County Finances (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Road Legislation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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