W.S. Tomme

Walter Sidney Tomme

Full Name: Walter Sidney Tomme
Date of birth: April 4, 1897
Date of death: May 6, 1964

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Onalaska / Polk   Polk, Trinity

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Walter Sidney Tomme, birth date 4/4/1897 in Polk County, death date 5/6/1964 in Waco, brothers Willie Tomme (born 1884) and W. Cochran Tommie (born 1891), spouse Martha Ruth Walker. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Deborah Teasley Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • "Legislator and Friend in a Wreck: Representative Tomme and Robert G. Bergen in Smash-Up . . . ," 12/24/1926, p. 1. Representative W.S. Tomme of Onalaska, "a university student and member of the Texas legislature." Bryan Eagle.
  • W.S. Tomme of Onalaska, "Six Students in Legislature: Solons Are Woodall, Sheats, Woodruff, Tomme, Maxwell, and Young," 10/3/1926, p. 11, all students at The University of Texas. "This is also the last year in the University for W.S. Tomme from Onalaska, Polk County. He will enter business in his home county." Daily Texan.
  • Census of 1880 - W.S. Tomme's father John Tommie, born in Mississippi, and mother Rhoda Tommie, Justice Precinct 2, Polk County.
    Census of 1900 - W.S. Tommie, Justice Precinct 2, Colita, Polk County, age 3, born April 1897 in Texas, father J.H. Tommie, brother W.C. Tommie (age 9).
    Census of 1910 - Sidney Tomme, Justice Precinct 2, Polk County, age 13, born circa 1897 in Texas, father Henry Tomme.
    Census of 1920 - No W.S. Tomme or Tommie found in Polk County or Texas. W.C. Tommie, age 28, living with father J.H. Tommie in Justice Precinct 2, Polk County, Livingston and Onalaska Road, with sisters Rhoda and Birdie.
    Census of 1930 - W. Sidney Tomme, Justice Precinct 4, Harris County, age 33, born circa 1897 in Texas, public school teacher, roomer in household of John B. Charpiot, single.
    Census of 1940 - No W.S. Tomme or Tommie found in Texas. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • Rev. Walter Sidney Tomme, birth date 4/4/1897 in Polk County; death date 5/6/1964 in Waco, McLennan County; retired Baptist minister; father John Henry Tomme, mother Rhoda Wright; removal and burial in Huffines Cemetery, Atlanta, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Walter Sidney Tomme, birth date 4/4/1897 in Livingston, Texas; employed by American National [ns.] Co., Orange, Texas; father John H. Tomme of Onalaska, Texas, born in Mississippi; draft registration June 1918 in Orange County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Rev. W. Sidney Tomme, birth date 4/4/1897, death date 5/6/1964, burial in Huffines Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County, with spouse Ruth Walker Tomme. Find a Grave.
  • W.S. Tomme, 28th District, student, born in Texas, age 27 in 1925. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Candidate announcement for Polk County Judge, "W.S. Tomme for Judge," The Plain Dealer (Corrigan, Polk County, Texas), 5/20/1932, p. 1, crediting Livingston Municipal Library. "Tomme Thanks the Voters," The Plain Dealer (Corrigan, Polk County, Texas), 8/5/1932, p. 2, crediting Livingston Municipal Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). August 5, 1932 May 20, 1932
  • 39th Legislature (1925) - W.S. Tomme, postoffice Onalaska, nativity Texas, age 27 (born circa 1898), student. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Walter Sidney Tomme of Onalaska. Catalogue of the University of Texas, 1925-1926, 1926-1927, and 1928-1929; Directory of the University of Texas Summer Session, 1926; Directory of the Main University, 1926-1927 and 1927-1928. Courtesy Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas School of Law. The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Photograph. W.S. Tomme, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Conservation and Reclamation  
Public Printing  

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