William John Mathis

Full Name: William John Mathis
Date of birth: February 7, 1868
Date of death: June 30, 1914

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Mar 26, 1906 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1) (2)   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson

(1) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(2) William J. Mathis, in special election 2/3/1906, succeeded James D. Woods, died 10/16/1905. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Judge W.J. Mathis, Volume III, p. 1190. Born 2/9/1870, parents Lewis and Susan Mathis, served as member of 29th Legislature, married Miss Mary Feild 12/21/1898. "Active worker in the Democratic party." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • McClain-Feild Family, marriage announcement of Will J. Mathis and Mary McClain Feild in The Denison Gazetteer, 12/25/1898; biographical sketch and two portraits of William John Mathis. Grayson County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "District Judge W.J. Mathis is Dead at Sherman," 7/2/1914, p. 6. District Judge W.J. Mathis, died at 43 years old (born ca. 1871), special district court judge of Grayson County. Daily Advocate (Victoria, Texas).
  • Census of 1900 - Wm. J. Mathis, Denison, Grayson County, born February 1870 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse Mary M. FamilySearch.
  • William John Mathis, birth date 2/7/1868 in Marion County, Georgia; death date 6/30/1914 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; occupation: attorney, parents Lewis and Susan Mathis. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William J. Mathis (1867-1914), burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Find a Grave.

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Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Constitutional Amendments  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  
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