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James Rogan Thomas
Full Name: James Rogan Thomas
Date of birth: October 14, 1838
Date of death: April 9, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 101 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Comanche
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • J.R. Thomas, obituary and photo, "First Poly Mayor Dead; Funeral to Be Held Saturday," 4/9/1915, p. 14. Born 1838 in Tennessee, "first mayor of Polytechnic, pioneer Texan and Civil War veteran," former resident of Comanche. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Resolutions upon the death of J.R. Thomas read at local R.E. Lee Camp, United Confederate Veterans, "Tenth of Lee Camp Veterans Die In Year: Memorial Services Held Sunday—Graves Will Be Decorated April 25," 4/19/1915, p. 11. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 15th Texas Infantry. Biographical sketch, J.R. Thomas, p. 152. Born 10/14/1838 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, vice president of Comanche National Bank. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Resolutions on the death of J.R. Thomas, 4/18/1915, United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans Records, 1863-1967 and undated. Resolution text; born 10/14/1838 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, Company D, 13th Texas Infantry. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Texas Tech University Libraries.
  • Thomas, J. R., 1838- : Confederate Service Record, 1908, United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans Records, 1863-1967 and undated. 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 13th Texas Infantry. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Texas Tech University Libraries.
  • Other Resources
  • James Rogan Thomas and Emma Eugenia Daniel, parents of Clyde Rogan Thomas, birth date 2/17/1890 in Comanche, Comanche County.
    Census of 1900 - James Thomas, Comanche, Comanche County, age 60, born October 1840 in Tennessee, manager/telephone, wife Emma, sons Rollin and Clyde, daughters Vida C. and Madelle.
    Census of 1910 - J.R. Thomas, Tarrant County, age 71, born circa 1839 in Tennessee, estate, wife Emma, sons W.W. and Clyde, daughters Vida C. and Madeu. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955
  • James Rogan Thomas, born circa 1839 in Tennessee, age 76, death date 4/9/1915 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, retired/real estate. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James R. Thomas, birth date 10/14/1839, death date 4/9/1915, interment in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, with spouse Emma E. Thomas. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Thomas, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Claims and Accounts  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Finance  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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