Orville Thomas Tyler

Full Name: Orville Thomas Tyler
Date of birth: August 28, 1810
Date of death: April 17, 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 61 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Coryell / Coryell   Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Jones, Palo Pinto, Runnels, Shackelford, Taylor, Buchanan (Stephens)

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Judge O.T. Tyler, "Coryell . . . In Past Tense: Tyler Was Truly County's 'Father'," by Laura Simmons, Texas History Collection, Baylor University, 3/15/1968, sec. 1, p. 5. Gatesville Messenger and Star-Forum.
  • TYLER, ORVILLE THOMAS (1810-1886). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of O.T. Tyler, "Father of Coryell County," pp. 20-21. History of Coryell County, 1936.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge O.T. Tyler. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 557-558, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Born 8/28/1810 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts; elected to the 10th Legislature; died 4/17/1886 in Belton. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch of George W. Tyler, p. 390. Relatives: George W. Tyler - son; Orville Thomas Tyler - father. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Other Resources

  • Orville Thomas Tyler, birth date 8/28/1810 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts; death date 4/17/1886; photos; burial in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • [Photograph of Texan Pioneer Orville Thomas Tyler] and [Reprint of Photograph of Caroline Childers Tyler], date unknown, crediting Salado Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Caroline Childers Tyler Orville Thomas Tyler

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Contingent Expenses  
Frontier Defense and Protection  
Indian Affairs  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 

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