J.O. Terrell

Jonathan Olinthus Terrell

Full Name: Jonathan Olinthus Terrell
Date of birth: April 6, 1856
Date of death: June 28, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   19th (3) (4) (5)   20th (1) (2)   Republican Terrell / Kaufman Senate President Pro Tempore (20th)   Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall

(1) 20th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President and President Pro Tem 3/18/1887 and 3/21/1887, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(4) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) "One of the rare Republicans still able to win office...At one point he was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor," pp. 342-343. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "Terrell, that magical political name on Texas democratic ballots, causes thousands of voters to wonder who started it," 6/28/1934, p. 8. Relatives: J.O. Terrell - father, Chester Terrell - son. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Census of 1880 - Olinthus Terrell, Terrell, Kaufman County, age 24, born circa 1845 in Texas, lawyer.
    Census of 1900 - Johnathan Terrell, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 44, born April 1856 in Texas, attorney, wife Mattie, children Marshall, Chester, Richard, and Mattie.
    Jonathan Olinthus Terrell and Mattie Simpson Terrell, parents of Marshall Wilson Terrell, birth date 11/14/1880 in Terrell, Kaufman County. FamilySearch. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 1880 1900
  • J.O. Terrell, birth date 4/6/1855, death date 6/28/1923 in San Antonio, Bexar County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.O. Terrell, birth date 4/6/1856, death date 6/28/1923, burial in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Marshall W. Terrell, Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume I, p. 234. (Created 9/17/2009.) HeritageQuest Online.
  • Johnathon Olinthus Terrell, birth date 4/6/1856, Robert Adams and Emily Love Terrell Family Bible Records; J.O. Terrell's tribute to Tom Terrell, a slave brought to Texas by J.O.'s father Jonathan Wilson Terrell. Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project.


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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1 (Chair)  
Memorial Services for Hon. E.F. Hall and Hon. George Pfeuffer  
New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
P.H. Hennessy, Sergeant at Arms  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
State University at Austin  
19th R.S. - 1885
Alexander Sampson, Calendar Clerk  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
Laying the Cornerstone of the New Capitol  
Lunatic Asylum, North Texas Insane Asylum at Terrell  
Public Lands  
State Asylums  

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