S.M. Davis

Samuel McKinney Davis

Full Name: Samuel McKinney "Sam" Davis
Date of birth: April 9, 1865
Date of death: October 22, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Angelina, Polk, San Augustine, San Jacinto
H 19 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Angelina, Polk, San Augustine, San Jacinto

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Judge S.M. Davis Claimed by Death Early Saturday," Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma), 10/23/1921, p. 5.
    "Bar Association Drafts Resolutions on Death Judge Davis," Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma), 10/26/1921, p. 6. "Samuel McKinney Davis was born April 9th, 1865, and received a por- of his education at the Huntsville Normal School in the State of Texas and began the practice of law there . . . he served as a member of the State Legislature for two terms, viz., 1902 to 1904, inclusive. He removed to Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1909." Death date 10/22/1921. First marriage to Mollie Twyman in 1890 (died 1911), and second marriage to Mabel Russel of Ardmore. Newspapers.com.

Other Resources

  • Samuel McKinney Davis, death date 10/22/1921, probate in Carter County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1801-2008. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - Sam M. Davis, San Augustine, San Augustine County, age 35, born April 1865 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Mollie, daughters Mamie and Lucille, brother Edwin.
    Census of 1920 - Samuel M. Davis, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 55, born circa 1865 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Mable. FamilySearch. 1900 1920
  • Death notice, "Judge Sam Davis Dead," The Champion (Center, Texas), 11/2/1921, p. 9, crediting Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. Report from the San Augustine Tribune on the death of Judge Sam Davis of Ardmore, Oklahoma, "well known and well thought of in San Augustine, he having spent a large part of his life here in the practice of law." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - Sam M. Davis, postoffice San Augustine, nativity Texas, age 36 (born circa 1867), attorney, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. S.M. Davis, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.M. Davis, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Forestry (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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