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J.L. Crawford James L. Crawford
Full Name: James L. Crawford
Date of birth: July 7, 1849
Date of death: January 13, 1931

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Bridgeport / Wise   Wise
H 11 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Bridgeport / Wise   Wise
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.L. Crawford. House Journal. 25th R.S.
  • 26th R.S.
    Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, J.L. Crawford, pp. 351-353. Pioneer History of Wise County: From Red Men to Railroads - Twenty Years of Intrepid History, 1907.
  • Biographical sketch, James L. Crawford, pp. 66-67. Born 7/7/1849 in East Tennessee, married Miss Alice Walker in 1875, moved to Wise County in 1877. Nine children include Oran C., Claudius, and Grover, deceased; William Clifford, Charles Thurman, Ima, Clyde, Myrtle, and Walter L. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Obituary, "Death Claims Pioneer Ranch Owner of Wise," 1/13/1931, pp. 1-2. Former Mayor and Justice of the Peace at Bridgeport. Wichita Daily Times.
  • Other Resources
  • J.L. Crawford, marriage to Alice Wilks 11/11/1876 in Denton County.
    Census of 1880 - J.L. Crawford, Wise County, age 30, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Allice, son Claudius.
    Census of 1900 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 50, born July 1849 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Alice, sons William C., Charles, Clyde, John, and James, daughters Ima and Myrtle (age 11).
    James L. Crawford, marriage to Lizzie Lee Wofford 10/7/1903 in Wise County.
    Census of 1910 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 60, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, spouse Lizze (age 50, born in Alabama), daughter Myrtle (age 4), sons John and Gordon.
    Census of 1920 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 70, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Elizabeth, sons John and Gordon.
    Census of 1930 - J.L. Crawford, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, age 81, born circa 1849 in Missouri, spouse Elizabeth. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (Alice Wilks, 1876) Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (Lizzie Lee Wofford, 1903)
  • James L. Crawford, death date 1/13/1931 in Wichita County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • James L. Crawford, birth date July 7 in Tennessee, death date 1/13/1931 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, age 81, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.L. Crawford, birth date 7/7/1849, interment with spouse Alice Crawford, death date 10/28/1901, in West Bridgeport Cemetery, Wise County. Find a Grave.
  • James L. Crawford. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, "Funeral Held at Bridgeport for Pioneer Rancher," The Decatur News, 1/22/1931, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • James L. Crawford. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • J.D. Crawford; J.S. Crawford. Texas Legislative Manual. 25th R.S. 26th R.S.
  • Crawford, J.L. birth date 7/7/1849, no death date listed, husband of Alice. Interment in West Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Wise County. Wise County Cemeteries, 2001.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.L. Crawford, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.L. Crawford, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    County Government and County Finances  
    Mining and Minerals (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    County Government and County Finances  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stockraising  
     

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