Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

Joseph Talbot Fry
Full Name: Joseph Talbot Fry
Date of birth: September 20, 1834
Date of death: November 17, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Democrat Caney / Matagorda   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Conservative Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. Joseph Talbot Fry. Matagorda County Book Committee. Historic Matagorda County, Volume 1, 1986, p. 158, crediting Palacios Area Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Joseph Talbot Fry, "Death of Dr. J.T. Fry: Occurred in Selma, Ala.—Former Well Known Texan," The Houston Post, 11/25/1906, p. 24. Death date 10/7/1906 in Selma, Alabama. "On account of his sterling integrity and fine business talent, he was twice elected to the Texas legislature, and while a member of that august assembly wrote and framed the bill upon which the present quarantine laws of Texas are based . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. Joseph Talbott Fry, p. 262. Born 1833 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Surgeon of De Bray's regiment of Texas Volunteers, established hospital during the Civil War in Matagorda. Obituary, Joseph Talbot Fry, "Death of Dr. J.T. Fry: Occurred in Selma, Ala.—Former Well Known Texan," The Houston Post, 11/25/1906, p. 24. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph Talbot Fry, death date 10/17/1906, Selma, Alabama. FamilySearch United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.
  • Joseph Talbot Fry, birth date 9/20/1834, death date 11/17/1906, burial in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Education  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    State Asylums  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.