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F. Charles Hume, Sr.

Full Name: Francis Charles Hume, Sr.
Date of birth: February 17, 1843
Date of death: February 9, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38 Aug 6, 1866 - Jan 9, 1867 11th (1) (2)     Huntsville / Walker   Walker

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Hume resigned 1/9/1867. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 39th Legislature, 1st C.S., 10/1/1926, p. 1158. In Memory of Francis Charles Hume, Jr. Relatives: F. Charles Hume, Sr. - father, F. Charles Hume, Jr. - son. Hume Sr. "preceded him (Hume Jr.) in death but a few years." Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Major F. Charles Hume, pp. 206-207. "Then only twenty-three, in 1866, he was elected to represent Walker county in the eleventh Texas legislature, and served one term." The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • HUME, FRANCIS CHARLES (1843-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary and photo, "F. Charles Hume, Sr., Dies at Home Here: Had Notable Record with Texas Bar," 2/10/1920, pp. 1-2. "Francis Charles Hume," 2/10/1920, p. 8. "City's Lawyers Honor Memory of Major Hume," including Bar Association resolution, 2/11/1920, p. 3. Houston Chronicle.
  • Obituary and photo, "Houston Jurist Was Well Known in Texas Courts," The Houston Post, 2/10/1920, p. 1. "Major F. Charles Hume," "Bar Association Will Honor Late Major Hume, Sr.", The Houston Post, 2/11/1920, pp. 6, 16. "Stories of Major Hume's Life His Tribute in Death," The Houston Post, 2/12/1920, p. 7. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). February 10, 1920 February 11, 1920 p. 16 February 11, 1920 p. 6 February 12, 1920
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, F. Charles Hume, Galveston, pp. 172-176. Born 2/17/1843 in Walker County, Texas. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 5th Texas Infantry, incorporated into Hood's Texas Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 59-60. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Mentioned in several letters, biographical sketch, footnote 100: F. Chas Hume, 17 years old in 1862, from Huntsville, fourth corporal in Company D, 5th Texas Infantry, lived in Houston after the war. Touched by Fire: Letters From Company D 5th Texas Infantry Hood's Brigade Army of Northern Virginia 1862-1865, 2000.
  • Speech of Major Hume, pp. 25-26; partial biographical sketch of Major F. Chas. Hume, Company D, 5th Texas Regiment, pp. 121-122; mentioned throughout volume. Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade on the Capitol Grounds, 1911.
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 5th Texas Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade; later First Lieutenant in Virginia Cavalry, command of 7th South Carolina Cavalry, and Major and Assistant Adjutant General with Gen. A.P. Bagbey in Louisiana. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.

Other Resources

  • Major F. Charles Hume, birth date 2/17/1843, death date 2/9/1920, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. F.C. Hume, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Commerce and Manufactures  
Internal Improvement  
Penitentiary, Select (Co-Chair) 
State Affairs  

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