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William John Mathis
Full Name: William John Mathis
Date of birth: February 7, 1868
Date of death: June 30, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Mar 26, 1906 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1) (2)   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson

(1) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(2) William J. Mathis, in special election 2/3/1906, succeeded James D. Woods, died 10/16/1905. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Judge W.J. Mathis, Volume III, p. 1190. Born 2/9/1870, parents Lewis and Susan Mathis, served as member of 29th Legislature, married Miss Mary Feild 12/21/1898. "Active worker in the Democratic party." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "District Judge W.J. Mathis is Dead at Sherman," 7/2/1914, p. 6. District Judge W.J. Mathis, died at 43 years old (born ca. 1871), special district court judge of Grayson County. Daily Advocate (Victoria, Texas).
  • Census of 1900 - Wm. J. Mathis, Denison, Grayson County, born February 1870 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse Mary M. FamilySearch.
  • William John Mathis, birth date 2/7/1868 in Marion County, Georgia; death date 6/30/1914 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; occupation: attorney, parents Lewis and Susan Mathis. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William John Mathis, birth date 2/7/1868, death date 6/30/1914, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • Grayson County - Two portraits of William John Mathis, one "probably in the year of his marriage to Mary McClain Feild on Dec. 21, 1898," and one of Judge William John Mathis "some years later." TXGenWeb Project.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
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