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Richard Henry Waters
Full Name: Richard Henry Waters
Date of birth: March 19, 1851
Date of death: December 8, 1938

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Burlington / Milam   Milam
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Richard H. Waters, p. 260. Born 3/19/1851 in Greenville, Butler County, Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. R.H. Waters. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 588-589. "Ex-Representative of Milam County," born 1851 in Butler County, Alabama, parents Phil B. Waters and Sarah Ann Womack. Lived in Freestone and Robertson counties before "taking up his residence in Milam county" in 1882. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Death notice, Richard Henry (Uncle Dick) Waters, "Waters Rites Held," 12/9/1938, p. 16. "Waters moved to Alice in 1911 and was widely known here." Corpus Christi Caller.
  • Census of 1880 - R.H. Waters, Fairfield, Freestone County, age 28, born circa 1852 in Alabama, lawyer, boarder living in household of S.B. Richardson, with J.W. Waters, "Clk. of D. Court" (possibly his brother).
    Census of 1920 - Richard H. Waters, Jim Wells County, age 65, born circa 1855 in Alabama, farmer.
    Census of 1930 - Richard H. Waters, Jim Wells County, age 79, born circa 1851 in Alabama, retired land agent. FamilySearch. 1880 1920 1930
  • Richard H. Waters, birth date 3/19/1851 in Dreerville, Butler County, Alabama, death date 12/8/1938 in Jim Wells County, Texas, retired realtor, father Philemon Waters, mother Sarah Womack. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Richard Henry Waters (1851-1938), burial in Alice Cemetery, Alice, Jim Wells County. Find a Grave.
  • History of Burlington, Milam County. "Irish Settlers Establish Homes in Milam Community Site in 70's," The Cameron Herald, 9/19/1957, p. 11, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. "Finally R.H. Waters, a prominent ranchman, was elected to the Legislature from Burlington and he got through a bill which compelled the company [San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad] to stop their trains at Burlington." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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