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John Mathews John Matthews
Full Name: John Matthews
Date of birth: May 31, 1852
Date of death: August 5, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Apr 8, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2)   Democrat Eagle Lake / Colorado   Colorado

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) John Matthews, sworn 4/8/1909, succeeded Charles A. Allen, died 2/24/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "John Matthews, Honored Colorado Citizen, Dead," 8/9/1918, p. 1. Death date 8/5/1918. "Mr. Matthews came to Texas in 1871 to the home of his father Col. Matthews, who had proceeded him from Virginia, and located on the Nelson League below Eagle Lake. In a short time Col. Matthews sent young John Back to Virginia to enter the Virginia Military Institute where he finished his education and returned to Texas . . . Some years ago, without solicitation, the friends of John Matthews elected him to the Texas legislature where he served with honesty and fidelity the people whom he represented." Colorado County Citizen (Columbus, Texas).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - John Matthews, Colorado County, age 28, born circa 1852 in Virginia, manager of farm.
    Census of 1900 - John Matthews, Colorado County, age 48, born May 1852 in Virginia, farmer.
    Census of 1910 - John Matthews, Colorado County, age 57, born circa 1853 in Virginia, farmer. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • John Matthews, birth date 5/31/1852, death date 8/5/1918, interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County. Find a Grave.
  • "Matthews to Succeed Allen," 2/28/1909, p. 10. Galveston Daily News.
  • John Matthews, Class of 1871, born 5/31/1852 in Henrico County, Virginia, graduated 7/4/1871, died 8/5/1918. Virginia Military Institute Archives.
  • Death notice, Hon. John Matthews, "Eagle Lake Loses Pioneer," 8/9/1918, p. 5. Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Mathews, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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