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W.E. Douglass William Edwards Douglass
Full Name: William Edwards Douglass, Sr.
Date of birth: January 4, 1875
Date of death: May 16, 1968

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 76 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Erath, Hood, Somervell
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Will Douglas Services Sunday," 5/23/1968, p. 1. "As a young man Mr. Douglas came to Granbury from his native Tennessee. He studied law in the office of the late Judge Estes, passed his bar exams and opened an office here. Later he became associated with the Texas Pacific Railroad and for many years was General Claim Agent for the lines." Marriage to Venita Daniels. Hood County News-Tablet (Granbury, Texas).
  • Obituary, "W.E. Douglass Dies Here at Age of 93," 5/17/1968, section 7, page 5. William Edwards Douglass, Sr., "retired railroad man and onetime member of the Texas Legislature," born in Galitan [Gallatin], Tennessee, 1/4/1875. Houston Chronicle.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - William E. Douglass, Sumner County, Tennessee, age 5, son of Cullen and Mary Douglass.
    Census of 1910 - Wm. E. Douglass, Houston, Harris County, age 35, born circa 1875 in Tennessee, roomer, railroad claim agent.
    William Edwards Douglass, marriage to Venata Jane Daniel 10/18/1917 in Hood County.
    Census of 1920 - William E. Douglass, Harris County, age 45, born circa 1875 in Gallatin, Tennessee, lawyer/attorney-at-law, spouse Venata Jane.
    Census of 1930 - William E. Douglass, Houston, Harris County, age 55, born circa 1875 in Tennessee, railroad claim agent, spouse Veneta J. FamilySearch. 1880 1910 1920 1930 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • William Edwards Douglass, birth date 1/4/1875 in Gallatin, Tennessee; death date 5/16/1968 in Houston; railroad general claim agent; removal to Granbury City Cemetery. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William Edwards Douglass (1875-1968), burial in Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Hood County, with spouse Veneta J. Daniel Douglass. Mother Mary Estes Douglas' obituary in the Gallatin Sumner County News (Tennessee), 3/25/1905, states one of her children with Cullen E. Douglass was "Hon. Will Douglass, a member of the Texas Legislature." Find a Grave. Mary Estes Douglass William Edwards Douglass
  • Judge W.E. Douglass, "who is now located in Alpine for the general practice of law." Native of Tennessee, previously practiced law in Granbury. "Locates in Alpine," Alpine Avalanche, 5/8/1913, p. 3, crediting the Archives of the Big Bend. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - W.E. Douglass, postoffice Granbury, nativity Tennessee, age 30 (born circa 1875), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.E. Douglass, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Private Corporations  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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