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W.S. Pendleton William Smartt Pendleton
Full Name: William Smartt Pendleton
Date of birth: February 6, 1848
Date of death: March 21, 1933

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, W.S. Pendleton, p. 46. Born in Warren County, Tennessee circa 1851 (age 34), lawyer in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1850 - William Pendleton, Warren County, Tennessee, age 2, born circa 1848, in household of Edmund and Sarah Pendleton.
    Census of 1860 - W.S. Pendleton, Ellis County, Texas, age 12, born circa 1848 in Tennessee, in household of E. and S. Pendleton.
    Census of 1870 - William S. Pendleton, Coffee County, Tennessee, age 22 (born circa 1848), teaching in college, in household of Sarah Pendleton.
    Census of 1880 - W.S. Pendleton, Tarrant County, Texas, age 31, born circa 1849 in Tennessee, county attorney.
    William S. Pendleton married Addie G. Cullen 7/5/1890 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Groom's parents Edmund Pendleton and Sarah Smartt.
    W.S. Pendleton married Rosa Addie Prather 10/20/1907 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Groom's parents Edmund Pendleton and Sarah Smartt. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 Marriage 1907 Marriage
  • Obituary, "W.S. Pendleton, Ex-Mayor, Dies," 3/22/1933, p. 5. "The eldest of six children, all of whom have been important in the history making of Texas." Relatives: George C. Pendleton, brother; W.S. Pendleton, brother. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, "Judge Pendleton Claimed By Death," Shawnee Times Record, 3/24/1933, p. 1. Former mayor of Fort Worth, county judge of Pottawatomie County, OK.
    Obituary, "Pioneer Shawnee Lawyer is Dead," The Daily Oklahoman, 3/23/1933, p. 5. "He was once Tarrant county (Texas) attorney and later mayor of Fort Worth." Newspapers.com.
  • "Ex-Mayor of Ft. Worth Tells His Side of the Story," Galveston Daily News 7/19/1890, pp. 1-2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Resigned as mayor of Fort Worth 7/14/1890. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "Campaign Opened," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 3/26/1890, p. 8. W.S. Pendleton campaign for Mayor of Ft. Worth, "When in the legislature, he had . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "Third child of Sarah Smartt Pendleton. William Smartt Pendleton. Born February 6, 1848. Died March 1934. Married Elizabeth Isabelle Shelton. Marriage date 1875." Page 128. The Smartt and Descendant Families, 1943. Archive.Org
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.S. Pendleton, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Towns, Cities, and Corporations (Chair) 

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