J.C. Murrell

Jesse Craft Murrell

Full Name: Jesse Craft Murrell
Date of birth: May 12, 1856
Date of death: November 12, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 48 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 81 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 9 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 9 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Coesfield / Cooke   Cooke
H 30 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Coesfield / Cooke   Cooke
H 31 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Coesfield / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) Coesfield post office closed in 1906. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(5) Jesse Murrell, Gainvesville. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial, 39th Legislature, Regular Session, p. 898, in memory of Mrs. Jesse C. Murrell. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Jesse C. Murrell Dies at Dorchester," 11/13/1927. "He lived at Gainesville and was a former member of the State Legislature." Dallas Morning News.
  • Jesse Clift [sic] Murrell, birth date 5/12/1855 in Kentucky, death date 11/12/1927 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.C. Murrell (1855-1927) burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Jesse C. Murrell, Democrat, farmer, age 62 in 1919, born in Missouri. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Mentioned in account of brother's murder in "Horrors Multiply: Tom murrell [sic], wife and son murdered." Texas Trails. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Banks and Banking (Chair) 
Common Carriers  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
35th R.S. - 1917
Banks and Banking  
Committee to Investigate Certain Expenditures  
Common Carriers  
Internal Improvements  
Liquor Traffic  
Prepare Articles of Impeachment Against Governor James E. Ferguson  
28th R.S. - 1903
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  
27th R.S. - 1901
Constitutional Amendments  
Heads of State Departments, Investigate  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Agricultural Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs (Chair) 
Stock and Stockraising  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Public Debt  
Quarantine Laws  
Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
21st R.S. - 1889
Enrolled Bills  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stockraising  

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