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Joshua Tharp Joshua Franklin A. Tharp
Full Name: Joshua Franklin A. "Josh" Tharp
Date of birth: 1870
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 93 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1)   Democrat Gatesville / Coryell   Coryell, Lampasas
H 93 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Gatesville / Coryell   Coryell, Lampasas
H 71 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Pecan Grove / Coryell   Coryell
H 67 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Turnersville / Coryell   Coryell
(1) Name listed Josh F.A. Tharp. House Journal.
(2) Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives, 11/9/1902, p. 24, lists Josh F.A. Tharp, Pecan Grove, Cory'l [Coryell County]. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Pecan Grove, Coryell County. House Journal.
(4) Home address, Pecan Grove; home county, Coryell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Postoffice, Gatesville, nativity Georgia, age 33, farmer and teacher, member of 27th-28th Legislatures, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Postoffice address, Pecan Grove. Year book for Texas, 1903, 1903.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's What About the State Capitol," 1/12/1919, p. 7. Houston Post.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Josh F.H. Tharp, Coryell County, age 31, born April 1869 in Georgia, wife Annie born September 1879, mother and father both born in Georgia, farmer, no children listed.
    Census of 1920 - J.F.A. Tharp, Coryell County, age 50, born in Georgia, farmer, son Josh (18), daughter Daisy (16). FamilySearch. 1900 1920
  • Josh Franklin Tharp, birth date 5/17/1869, death date 5/12/1869 in Gatesville, Coryell County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Josh Franklin A. Tharp, birth date 5/17/1869, death date 5/12/1957 in Coryell County. Husband of Anna Mae Arrowood. Son of Robert Tharp and Mary Dansby. Both were born in North Carolina. Children Frank, Josh G., and Daisy Mae. Grave marker photo and interment at Davidson Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County. Find a Grave.
  • Josh Franklin Tharp, death date 5/12/1957, age 87, retired farmer, marriage to Annie Mae Arrowood (died 1908). Obituary, "Josh Tharp, 87, Buried Monday," 5/17/1957, p. 10. Gatesville Messenger and Star-Forum.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - Josh Tharp, postoffice Turnersville, nativity Georgia, farmer, age 31 (born circa 1870), Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Blackfoot/Davidson Cemetery, part 2, Coryell County. Tharp, Little Frank (1900-1903), son of J.F.A. Tharp and M.A. Tharp. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joshua Tharp, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joshua Tharp, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joshua Tharp, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joshua Tharp, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    Public Printing  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Contingent Expenses  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Lunatic Asylum, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Blind Asylum, and Deaf and Dumb Asylum for Colored Youths  

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