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John W. Childers John Wesley Childers
Full Name: John Wesley Childers
Date of birth: September 19, 1841
Date of death: July 13, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Possibly Confederate States Army, Colonel. "Col. Childers fought in the Civil War with Drew Middleton, C.C. Edwards and D.W. Wristen." Obituary, 7/14/1918, p. 4. Abilene Daily Reporter.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Col. Childers Died Saturday Afternoon at 5," 7/14/1918, p. 4. Birth date 9/19/1841. Abilene Daily Reporter.
  • Census of 1900 - John W. Childers, Cooke County, born September 1841 in Kentucky, spouse Mary W., daughter Rosa. FamilySearch.
  • John Wesley Childers, birth date 9/19/1841 in Kentucky, death date 7/13/1918 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.W. Childers (1836-1918), burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Includes reprint of obituary in Abilene Reporter News. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John W. Childers, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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