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A.C. Oliver Absalom Carter Oliver
Full Name: Absalom Carter Oliver
Date of birth: June 23, 1839
Date of death: March 4, 1929

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Aug 13, 1913 - Aug 21, 1913 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
H 2 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (8) (9) (10)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 2 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (11)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 16 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 11 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (12) (13)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
(1) "State Senator Briefly: Dr. A.C. Oliver Accepts Superintendency of Confederate Home, Vacating Seat from First District," 8/22/1913, p. 9. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News.
(4) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) "Prohibition an issue in the Legislature...liquor question also blocks seating of Senator Oliver," 8/7/1913, p. 5, describes election contest between Dr. A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler. San Antonio Light.
(6) Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections, Contested election, A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler, first senatorial district special election held on July 19, 1913. Senate Journal.
(7) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 22nd, 25th, and 26th House, and the Pocket Directory of the 17th Legislature of Texas. Texas Legislative Manual.
(8) District 2: Cass County; District 4: Red River County [Chambers]; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas.
(9) District 2, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) District 4: Cass County. Home post office Douglasville. Texas Legislative Manual.
(11) Oliver elected to the 25th Legislature as a Democrat, p. 151. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
(12) Daingerfield, Morris County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(13) Douglassville, Cass County, physician, nativity Alabama, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 41st Legislature, R.S., 3/9/1929, p. 1503. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 41st Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 93, 3/8/1929, p. 1253. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Dr. Absalom Carter Oliver. Born 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama, military service in Confederate Army. "Dr. Oliver returned to his home in Douglassville in 1865 to devote his life to the service of this Community as a physician and to his State as a Legislator. He was married to Miss Frances Berkeley Ringgold of Batesville, Ark. in 1866 . . . This wife died 4 June 1890. He married (2) Miss Mary Elizabeth Brooks in 1892." History of Cass County People, 1982.
  • Brief biographical sketch, A.C. Oliver, M.D., p. 151. Born 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, enlisted at Linden, Texas 5/27/1861. Absalom Carter Oliver of Douglassville, Cass County, born circa 1840 in Butler County, Alabama; death date 3/4/1929 in Cass County. Widow Mrs. Mary E. Oliver of Douglassville, Cass County, marriage date 11/24/1892 in Cass County. Handwriting on widow's application appears to read "Absalom Carter Oliver." Pension File Nos. 40544 (A.C. Oliver) and 45352 (Absolom Carter Oliver), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
    Absalom Carter Oliver, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. A.C. Oliver, U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 1st Texas Regiment. Military grave marker, A.C. Oliver. Dr. A.C. Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839, death date 3/4/1929, military photos, biographical sketch of Dr. Absalom Carter Oliver from History of Cass County People by Cass County Genealogical Society, Atlanta, Texas, interment in Douglassville Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Absalem Oliver, Cass County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Alabama, physician, spouse Fannie, daughters Lucretia, Laura, and Dolly, son Henry.
    Census of 1900 - Abraham C. Olwin [Oliver], Cass County, age 62, born June 1838, physician and farmer, spouse Mary E.. daughter Ludie, sons Abraham C., Louis, Brooks.
    Census of 1910 - Abb C. Olaver [Oliver], Cass County, age 70, born circa 1840 in Alabama, farmer, spouse Mary E., daughter Lydia, son William B.
    Census of 1920 - Absalon [Absalom] C. Oliver, Cass County, age 80, born circa 1840 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary E., daughters Lugie Grandury and Lara Warren, son Brook. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • Genealogist's query includes Absolom Carter Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama; death date 3/4/1929 in Douglassville, Cass County, Texas. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Absolom C. Oliver. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, Dr. A.C. Oliver, "Aged Douglassville Citizen Passes Away," The Cass County Sun (Linden, Texas), 3/5/1929, p. 4, crediting Atlanta Public Library. "At one time he served Cass county as Representative in the Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.C. Oliver, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. A.C. Oliver, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.C. Oliver, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.C. Oliver, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries and Convict Farms, Special (Chair) 
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Asylums  
    State Insane Asylum at Austin, Special  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Irrigation  
    North Texas Asylum at Terrell  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    17th R.S. - 1881
    County and County Boundaries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
     

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