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Paten Thorn Paten A. Thorn
Full Name: Paten A. Thorn
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Hawkins / Wood   Rains, Wood
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Candidate announcement and biographical sketch, "To the Voters of Wood and Rains County," by P.A. Thorn, and editorial, "For Representative," 5/20/1920. Thorn arrived in Wood County about 1901 as a school teacher, then worked in mercantile 15 years, 10 years of which he was postmaster at Hawkins. Wood County Democrat (Quitman, Texas).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - P. Alvis Thorn, Justice Precinct 5, Wood County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Texas, merchant/groceries, spouse Lavada Thorn, daughter Reba Thorn, son Leslie Thorn.
    Census of 1920 - Payton A. Thorn, Hawkins, Wood County, age 51, born circa 1869 in Texas, laborer/farm owner, spouse Lavada E. Thorn, daughter Reba Reese. FamilySearch. 1910 1920
  • Possibly Paten A. Thorn, birth date 3/7/1868 on grave marker, death date 12/9/1923, interment in Hawkins City Cemetery, Hawkins, Wood County with spouse Lavada E. Thorn. Find a Grave.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - P.A. Thorn, postoffice Hawkins, nativity Texas, age 52 (born circa 1869), 52 years in Texas, farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Paten Thorn, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Liquor Traffic  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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