Lee Killingsworth

Full Name: Albert Leroy "Lee" Killingsworth
Date of birth: December 6, 1859
Date of death: February 13, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 126 Jan 14, 1913 - Feb 13, 1913 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Longview / Harrison   Gregg, Harrison

(1) Longview is the county seat of Gregg County, in eastern Gregg and western Harrison counties. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Longview. House Journal.
(3) Marshall, Harrison County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Myron G. Blalock, in special election 3/10/1913, sworn 3/13/1913, succeeded Lee Killingsworth, died 2/13/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Harrison County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • "Second Legislator Died Today from Spinal Meningitis" and "Will Try to Pass Katy Bill over Governor's Veto," 2/14/1913, p. 1. Reports on deaths of Thomas McNeal and Lee Killingsworth "of Longview" of meningitis. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • "Legislative Halls Almost Forsaken . . . Death of Representative Hunt Shocking," 3/23/1913, p. 8; Obituary, "J.C. Hunt Dies in Austin: Representative from Randall County Had Been Ill Since Feb. 15 - His Is Fourth Death This Session," 3/23/1913, p. 10. Other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" [meningitis] were Representatives Neal [sic: McNeal], Killingsworth, and Kelly [sic: Kelley]. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Hon. Lee Killingsworth dies suddenly in Austin: Representative from Longview is victim of meningitis; was a stockman and farmer, residing in Harrison County - House adjourns until Saturday," 2/14/1913, p. 9. About 55 years of age at death, "resided in Harrison County, four miles from Longview," served 8 years on Harrison County Commissioners Court. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, Thomas McNeal. "Hon. Thos. M'Neal Dies; A Victim of Meningitis (Second Representative to Die within 24 hours)", 2/15/1913, p. 4. Mentions death of Lee Killingsworth "of Longview" of meningitis. Galveston Daily News.
  • Memorial services and tributes for Thomas McNeal, J.C. Hunt, Lee Killingsworth, and D.C. Kelley, including biographical sketches - 33rd Legislature, Sunday, 3/23/1913, pp. 1469-1485. D.C. Kelley born in 1856, p. 1475. House Journal.
  • Report describing memorial services on the deaths of Representatives McNeal, Killingsworth, Kelley, and Hunt, 3/24/1913, p. 2. San Antonio Light.

Other Resources

  • Albert Leroy 'Lee' Killingsworth, birth date 12/6/1859, death date 2/13/1913, spouse Sarah Valula Reed (1867-1917). Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, and Schmalzried Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - Lee Killingsworth, Harrison County, age 41, born December 1859 in Alabama, farmer, wife Lula.
    Census of 1910 - Lee Killingsworth, Harrison County, age 50, born circa 1860 in Alabama, farmer, wife Lula.
    [No Lee Killingsworth found in Gregg County Census.] FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • Lee Killingsworth, born 12/6/1859, died 1/13/1913 [sic], husband of Lula, burial in Summerfield Cemetery (Old), Gregg County. Find a Grave.


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33rd R.S. - 1913
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