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A.H. Seawright

Full Name: Alva H. Seawright
Date of death: October 17, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 9, 1917 - Oct 17, 1918 35th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Big Hill / Limestone   Limestone

(1) "Local and Personal," 10/24/1918, p. 3. "W.P. Alexander of Prairie Hill was selected to fill the vacancy on the ticket caused by the recent death of Hon. A.H. Seawright . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald.
(2) BIG HILL, TEXAS (Limestone County). "Big Hill (Bighill), on Farm Road 2489 seven miles west of Thornton in western Limestone County . . . The town's population reached a peak of about 100 in 1915 but began to decline by the 1920s as business grew in nearby Groesbeck. The Big Hill post office was closed in 1924, and by 1949 the population had declined to twenty." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) A.H. Seawright of Groesbeck, residence in Limestone County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal.
(4) Groesbeck, Limestone County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Big Hill. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Alva H. Seawright, birth date 10/25/1865, death date 10/17/1918 in Groesbeck, Limestone County, occupation: St. Representative. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "For Representative," 5/25/1916, p. 2. "Mr. Seawright is a successful farmer and businessman from Big Hill . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Obituary, 10/17/1918, p. 5. San Antonio Light.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Liquor Traffic  
Mines and Mining  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Southwestern Insane Asylum  

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