William Franklin Freeman

Full Name: William Franklin Freeman
Date of birth: October 11, 1860
Date of death: March 12, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 10 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Anderson, Henderson

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House District 10
Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893
Legislatures: 22nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Athens / Henderson
Counties in district: Anderson, Henderson

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 22nd Legislature (1891) - W.F. Freeman, postoffice Athens, nativity Texas, age 28 (born circa 1863), teacher, 28 years in Texas. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - William Freeman, Anderson County, Texas, age 9, born circa 1861 in Texas, son of William and Berthena Freeman.
    W.F. Freeman, first marriage to Eula Gauntt 1/24/1889 in Henderson County, Texas.
    W.F. Freeman, second marriage to Ethel Holloway 12/28/1898 in Henderson County, Texas.
    Census of 1900 - A.F. Freeman, Athens, Henderson County, Texas, age 37, born October 1863 in Texas, county official, wife Ethel, daughters Nellie, Willie, and Verna, son Robert.
    Census of 1910 - William F. Freeman, Henderson County, Texas, age 48, born circa 1862 in Texas, minister, wife Ethel, daughters Nellie, Verna, and Sarah Bet, sons Robert, Halloway, and Fred.
    Census of 1920 - William F. Freeman, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 56, born circa 1864 in Texas, Mayor of Ardmore, wife Ethel, daughters Willie, Sallie Beth, and Farine, son Ted
    Census of 1930 - William F. Freeman, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, age 69, born circa 1861 in Texas, wife Ethel H., son Theodore T., daughter Fayner; living in household of son-in-law Francis R. James and daughter Millie R. James.
    Wm. Franklin Freeman, birth date 10/11/1860 in Anderson County, Texas; death date 3/12/1934 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona; lawyer, spouse Ethel Freeman, father W. Freeman, mother Bethina Oldham. FamilySearch. 1870 1900 1910 1920 1930 Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • William Franklin Freeman, birth date 10/11/1860, death date 3/12/1934, burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, with second wife Ella Ethel Freeman.
    Eula Freeman, first wife of W.F. Freeman, death date 2/10/1898, burial in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County, Texas. Find a Grave. Eula Freeman William Franklin Freeman
  • Death notice, William Franklin Freeman, "Former Judge Dies," 3/13/1934, p. 1. Former district judge of Ardmore, Oklahoma; resident of Tucson, Arizona, for the last eight years. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, "Tribute Paid W.F. Freeman: Carter County Bar Association Adopts Resolution for Former Judge," Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma), 3/18/1934, p. 6. "Judge W.F. Freeman was a native of the state of Texas, and was admitted to the bar in that state; thereafter practicing law in Texas, and also served as probate judge in Texas." NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • "W.F. Freeman to Deliver Speech at Texas School," The Ardmore Daily Press (Ardmore, Oklahoma), 5/29/1925, p. 1. "Judge W.F. Freeman left Thursday at noon for his old home town of Athens, Texas, where he is scheduled to deliver the graduating address to the senior class of the Athens high school Friday evening." Newspapers.com.
  • Obituary, William Franklin Freeman, "Former Judge Dies Here; Ardmore Home," Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 3/13/1934, p. 12. Widow Mrs. Ethel Freeman. Newspapers.com.
  • W.F. Freeman, "a native of east Texas," candidate for Carter county judge, The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma), 5/19/1912, p. 3. Newspapers.com.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.

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22nd R.S. - 1891
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 2  
Private Land Claims  
Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  

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