B.F. Frymier

Benjamin Franklin Frymier

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Frymier
Date of birth: July 9, 1837
Date of death: December 3, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 5 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, TMV, Colonel John S. Ford's Regiment, enlistment date 4/15/1861 in Rusk County, age 22 years. B.F. Frymier, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army service. B.F Frymier, Waco, Texas, born 1836 near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Yeary, Mamie, Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912, Dallas, Texas, pp. 247-248. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - B.F. Frymire, Crockett, Houston County, age 31, born circa 1839 in Pennsylvania, wife Virginia.
    Census of 1880 - Benj. A. Frymier, Crockett, Houston County, age 40, born circa 1840 in Pennsylvania, druggist, wife Virginia. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • B.F. Frymier Sr., birth date 1839 in Pennsylvania, death date 12/3/1915 in San Antonio, Bexar County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Benjamin Franklin Frymier, birth date 7/9/1837 in Newville, Pennsylvania, death date 12/3/1915, burial Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Includes portrait. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Prominent Mason Called By Death," Houston Daily Post, 12/4/1915, p. 5. Includes portrait. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. B.F. Frymier, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Frymier, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Funeral Procession for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
Judicial Districts  
Memorial Resolutions for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
17th R.S. - 1881
Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Institute for the Blind  

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