W.L. Wood

William Lee Wood

Full Name: William Lee Wood
Date of birth: December 23, 1850
Date of death: October 1, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Palmer / Ellis   Ellis
H 37 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4)   Democrat Bristol / Ellis   Ellis

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(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).
(4) William Lee Wood, Cristol [sic]. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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  • William Lee Wood, birth date 12/23/1850 in Waverly, Humphries County, Tennessee, death date 10/1/1920 in Plano, Texas. First marriage to J.J. Johnson 8/18/1877 in Humphreys County, Tennessee (died 1888 in Ellis County); second marriage to Maribelle Barton Wood about 1889. Residence in Ellis County, 1910, and in Collin County, 1920. McCallon/Hicks Family Tree; Tennessee, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • W.L. Wood, marriage to J.J. Johnson 8/18/1877 in Humphreys County, Tennessee; and marriage to Bell Barton 8/9/1890 in Ellis County, Texas.
    Census of 1880 - Lee Wood, Ellis County, Texas, age 28, born circa 1852 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Josie, son Johnson (2 years), son Babe (6 months).
    Census of 1910 - W.L. Wood, Ennis, Ellis County, age 60, born circa 1850 in Illinois, lecturer, farmers hand, wife M.J., children Myrtle, Stella, Kearby, Cleo, Watson, Lexie, Rexe, and Cosette.
    Census of 1920 - William L. Woods, Wylie, Collin County, age 69, born circa 1851 in Tennessee, farmer, general farm, wife Belle, children Kerby, Walten, Lexie, Rexie, and Cozette.
    William Lee Wood, father of Rexie Belle Wood, birth date 10/20/1901 in Trumble, Ellis County. FamilySearch. 1880 1910 1920 Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • TRUMBULL, TX. Ellis County. "The community went by a number of different names during the nineteenth century. It was originally known simply as Switch and later came to be called Ghost Hill . . . For a time the area was known as Mackie and then Clemma. The first real settlement of any size in the area was established under this last name by Henry Harkey in 1886. Clemma received a post office in 1894." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "While traveling in the Ghost Hill country last week I called at the home of Hon. W.L. Wood, who many years ago represented Ellis county for two terms in the legislature." "From the Field," by Innocence Abroad, First Monday and a Trip to Ennis, The Waxahachie Daily Light, 10/11/1902, p. 7.
    "Hon. W.L. Wood, of Clemma, was in the city yesterday to renew his subscription to the Enterprise. Several years ago Mr. Wood represented Ellis county in the legislature." The Waxahachie Daily Light, 3/8/1904, p. 4.
    "Hon. W.L. Wood, who recently moved from Trumbull to Atlanta . . . ," "Is Well Pleased," The Waxahachie Daily Light, 12/22/1904, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). December 22, 1904 March 8, 1904 October 11, 1902


  • Photograph. W.L. Wood, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Absence of Member, Officers and Employees of the House, Investigate  
Agricultural Affairs  
County Government and County Finances  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
20th R.S. - 1887
Commerce and Manufactures  
Public Debt  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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