W.W. Oxier

William Wilson Oxsheer

Full Name: William Wilson Oxsheer
Date of birth: March 3, 1815
Date of death: December 13, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 12, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Maysfield / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam
H 41 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4)   Democrat Maysfield / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam
H 17 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Oxsheer oath of office, 1/12/1881, p. 3. House Journal.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Death of Pioneer: W.W. Oxsheer of Cameron, an Honored Citizen of Texas for Many Years," 12/24/1905, p. 4. Birth date 3/8/1815; death date 12/13/1905. Fort Worth Telegram.
  • OXSHEER, WILLIAM WILSON (1815-1905). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Wilson Oxsheer. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together With a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 255-260. Born 3/9/1815 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, "has represented this county in the State Legislature three sessions, the fourteenth, sixteenth and serventeenth," p. 260. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, William Wilson Oxsheer, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • W.W. Oxsheer, birth date 3/3/1815, death date 12/13/1905, burial in Oxsheer-Smith Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County. Includes obituary. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Hilliard F. Smith, Jr., 6/14/1959, p. 1. "He [Hilliard F. Smith, Jr.] was the son of Milam County pioneers, Hilliard F. Smith and Viola Oxsheer Smith, a banking family with extensive land holdings dating back before the Texas Republic. He was a grandson of W.W. Oxsheer, a state representative of Milam County during reconstruction days." Relatives - William Wilson Oxsheer, father-in-law; Hilliard Fort Smith, Sr., son-in-law. Waco Tribune-Herald.


  • Photograph. W.W. Oxier, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.M. Oxsheer, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
County Governments and County Finances  
Insurance and Statistics  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
16th R.S. - 1879
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
14th R.S. - 1874
Agriculture and Stock Raising  

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