Richard H. Wells
Full Name: Richard H. Wells
Date of birth: June 10, 1857
Date of death: May 31, 1920
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Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Clarksville / Red River
Redistricting bill shows Red River in district 4.
Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
Year Book for Texas, 1901
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Candidate announcement for Coal County Judge, R.H. Wells, Lehigh Leader (Lehigh, Oklahoma), 4/25/1907, p. 6. Birth date 6/10/1856 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Wells "served four years as county judge and ex-officio county superintendent of schools of Red River county, Texas. He represented Red River county in the 27th legislature of the state of Texas 1901-02."
- Brief biographical sketch, Richard H. Wells, pp. 209-210. Native of Sumner County, Tennessee, born 6/10/1857.
The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
- Census of 1860-1880 - Richard H. Wells, Sumner County, Tennessee, born circa 1856-1857 in Tennessee, son of Augustin [Orgusta, Augustus] and Eliza J. [Elizabeth] Wells.
Census of 1900 - Richard H. Wells, Red River County, Texas, age 43, born June 1857 in Tennessee, county judge & farmer.
R.H. Wells, marriage to Mamie Hemphill 12/30/1900 in Red River County.
Census of 1910 - R.H. Wells, Coalgate, Coal County, Oklahoma, age 53, born circa 1857 in Tennessee, lawyer, county judge, spouse Mary, daughter Fay.
Census of 1920 - Richard H. Wells, Alamosa, Union County, New Mexico, age 59, born circa 1861 in Tennessee, spouse Mary F., daughters Fay E. and Mary W.
R.H. Wells, death date 5/31/1920 in Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico; born circa 1857 in Tennessee, lawyer, residence in Logan, New Mexico, spouse Mary Wells, father A. Wells.
New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945
Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Obituary of R.H. Wells' wife, "Mrs. Mary Wells Is Buried at Tucumcari," 12/12/1944, p. 9. "Mrs. Wells husband died in 1920 and was buried at Tucumcari." Survivors include one daughter, Miss Faye Wells of Lubbock, and a brother, J.S. Hemphill.
Lubbock Morning Avalanche.
- "Judge R.H. Wells of Lehigh Okla., Judge of Coal county has been here this week attending district court, and meeting old friends. Judge Well[s] was formerly judge of this county." "Local-Personal," The Clarksville Times, Red River County, 12/18/1908, p. 3, crediting Red River County Public Library.
"R.H. Wells was elected county judge at Colgate, Indian Territory. He served four years as county judge of Red River County before moving across the river." "Sixty Years Ago" (1907), The Clarksville Times, 6/22/1967, p. 9, crediting Red River County Public Library.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). December 18, 1908
June 22, 1967
- [Photograph of R.H. Wells], served as county judge of Coal County, Oklahoma, and [Photographs of R.H. Wells and Wife], crediting Private Collection of T.B. Willis.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). R.H. Wells
R.H. Wells and Wife
- 27th Legislature (1901) - R.H. Wells, postoffice Clarksville, nativity Tennessee, age 43 (born circa 1858), lawyer, 15 years in Texas, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual.
R.H. Wells, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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