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Jonathan Olinthus Terrell

J.O. Terrell
Full Name: Jonathan Olinthus Terrell
Birth date: April 6, 1856
Death date: June 28, 1923

Terms of Service

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885 1885.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) "One of the rare Republicans still able to win office...At one point he was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor," pp. 342-343. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • "Terrell, that magical political name on Texas democratic ballots, causes thousands of voters to wonder who started it," 6/28/1934, p. 8. Relatives: J.O. Terrell - father, Chester Terrell - son. El Paso Herald Post .
  • Census of 1880 - Olinthus Terrell, Terrell, Kaufman County, age 24, born circa 1845 in Texas, lawyer.
    Census of 1900 - Johnathan Terrell, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 44, born April 1856 in Texas, attorney, wife Mattie, children Marshall, Chester, Richard, and Mattie.
    Jonathan Olinthus Terrell and Mattie Simpson Terrell, parents of Marshall Wilson Terrell, birth date 11/14/1880 in Terrell, Kaufman County. FamilySearch . Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 1900
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  • J.O. Terrell, birth date 4/6/1855, death date 6/28/1923 in San Antonio, Bexar County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J.O. Terrell, birth date 4/6/1856, death date 6/28/1923, burial in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave .
  • TERRELL, CHESTER H. (1882-1920). Birth date 12/2/1882. Relatives: J.O. Terrell - father, Chester H. Terrell - son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • TERRELL, J.O. (1856-1923). "In 1910 he received the unanimous Republican nomination for governor of Texas." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Marshall W. Terrell, Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume I, p. 234. (Created 9/17/2009.) HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch, J.O. Terrell, pp. 90-91. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, J.O. Terrell, p. 87. Born 4/6/1856 in Kaufman County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Photo and obituary, "J.O. Terrell, Banker, Dead," 6/29/1923, p. 9. San Antonio Express .
  • Johnathon Olinthus Terrell, birth date 4/6/1856, Robert Adams and Emily Love Terrell Family Bible Records; J.O. Terrell's tribute to Tom Terrell, a slave brought to Texas by J.O.'s father Jonathan Wilson Terrell. Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project .
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