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James Willis Dickson

J.W. Dickson
Full Name: James Willis Dickson
Birth date: November 4, 1859
Death date: April 5, 1912

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 24th (1) & 23rd (2) Legislatures
    1/10/1893 - 1/12/1897
(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • James Willis Dickson, birth date 11/4/1859 in Alabama, son of Emily Caroline Parks and Robert M. Dickson; first marriage to Annie Douglas on 1/12/1881 (died 9/1/1890), second marriage to Lois Ida Hancock on 9/21/1892. "Mr. [Robert M.] Dickson was a merchant at Alexandria, Calhoun Co., Ala., where they resided until Apr., 1860, when the moved to Tex. and settled at Lexington, where he continued his business as merchant until his death, Oct. 16, 1893."A Genealogy of the Parks Family, by Henry William Clark, Montgomery, Alabama, 1905, pp. 23, 67-68. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - James Dicksen, Lexington, Lee County, age 20, born circa 1860 in Alabama, son of R.M. and Emily C. Dicksen.
    James W. Dickson, first marriage to Annie Douglas on 1/21/1881 in Lee County; J.W. Dickson, second marriage to Lois I. Hancock on 9/21/1892 in Lee County.
    James Willis Dickson and Annie Douglass, parents of Sophie Dickson, birth date 9/11/1883 in Lexington, Lee County.
    Census of 1900 - James W. Dickson, Lee County, age 41, born November 1859 in Alabama, salesman/grocer, wife Ida L., daughters Laulis, Sophie, Emmie, and Annie L., son Hinton. FamilySearch . Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 1900
  • 1880 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (2) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (1)
  • J.W. Dixon [sic], birth date 11/4/1860 in Alabama, death date 4/5/1912 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; merchant, burial or removal in Lexington, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J.W. Dickson (1859-1912), photo, burial in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Lee County. Find a Grave .
  • Marriage announcement, James W. Dickson, "democratic nominee for senator of this district," and Lois I. Hancock, of Weimar. Brenham Daily Banner, 9/25/1892, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.W. Dickson, postoffice Lexington, nativity Alabama, age 33 (born circa 1860), merchant, 32 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Obituary, second wife Mrs. Lois Dickson, "Funeral Rites for Mrs. Lois Dickson, 89, Held Wednesday," 9/1/1944, p. 1. "She was united in marriage to James Dickson in 1892. Mr. Dickson was a State Senator of Lexington." Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas) .
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