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W.K. Jones William Kenner Jones
Full Name: William Kenner Jones
Date of birth: April 4, 1849
Date of death: December 9, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 96 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Del Rio / Val Verde   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Pilgrimage Features Hand Carved Mantles," 6/22/1969, p. 16. William Kenner Jones, earlier a Texas Ranger, "was to become the first judge of Val Verde County and to serve as representative in the Texas Legislature. At the time of his death in 1925 he was serving as county attorney . . . " Del Rio News Herald.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Jones, W.K. Frontier Forces, Call Number: 401-135. W.K. Jones, Attorney at Law, Del Rio, Texas.
    Jones, W.K. Frontier Battalion, Call Number: 401-158. William K. Jones, Lieutenant, Captain Caldwell's Company F, Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers, from June 4, 1874 to June 4, 1875. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935
  • Other Resources
  • William Kenner Jones, birth date 4/4/1849, death date 12/9/1925, burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Del Rio, Val Verde County. Find a Grave.
  • 26th Legislature (1899) - W.K. Jones, postoffice Del Rio, nativity Texas, age 49 (born circa 1850), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.K. Jones, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    County Government and County Finances  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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