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Sylvester Wilburn Sylvester Wilburn
Full Name: Sylvester Wilburn
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Jul 27, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Unknown Tunis / Burleson   Burleson
(1) Tunis city profile: Tunis is located in east central Burleson County, near the Brazos River, p. 80. Astride the Old San Antonio Road: A History of Burleson County, Texas, 1980.
(2) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. "Sylvester Wilburn, Tunis." Galveston Daily News.
(3) TUNIS, TEXAS. "Tunis is on the west bank of the Brazos River four miles northwest of Snook in eastern Burleson County . . . A post office operated there from 1878 to 1910." Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Oath of Office Administered to Hon. S. Wilburn, 31st 3rd C.S., Fourth Day, 7/27/1910, p. 32. "Hon S. Wilburn of Burleson County"; no city mentioned. House Journal.
(5) Somerville, Burleson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Sylvester Wilburn, in special election 7/25/1910, succeeded Stephen M. Meeks, resigned after 2nd C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Lists Tunis, population 150, Burleson County, associated names: Dogtown. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • "Wilburn is a Pro," Palestine Daily Herald, 7/29/1910, image 5, dateline July 28. Sylvester Wilburn of Burleson sworn yesterday (7/27), "is counted pro on the submission proposition." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Possibly Sylvester Wilburn, Burleson County, member of Dove Baptist Church, 6/1893-12/31/1925, Deacon recognized 1/14/1912, Letter 12/6/1914. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Sylvester Wilburn, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
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