J.L. Yarbrough

James Lafayette Yarbrough

Full Name: James Lafayette Yarbrough
Date of birth: October 12, 1880
Date of death: September 7, 1965

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Lavon / Collin   Collin
H 36 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Lavon / Collin   Collin

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House District 41
Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915
Legislatures: 33rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Lavon / Collin
Counties in district: Collin
House District 36
Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913
Legislatures: 32nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Lavon / Collin
Counties in district: Collin

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Former Denton Mayor Dies; Funeral Set for Yarbrough," 9/8/1965, p. 1. J.L. Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880 in Murphy, marriage to Nola Rebecca Turner 6/3/1903; describes "career as teacher, state legislator, county school superintendent, school principal and mayor." Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Obituary, "Rites for Ex-Mayor of Denton Set Today," 9/9/1965, p. 8. "J.L. Yarbrough, 84, former mayor of Denton and state legislator . . . began his public career as a state representative from his native Collin County more than 50 years ago. He served two terms." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Death notice, James Lafayette Yarbrough, 9/8/1965, p. 2. Vernon Daily Record.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - Jas. L. Yabrough, Collin County, age 29, born circa 1881 in Texas, teacher/literary, spouse Nola. FamilySearch.
  • James L. Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880 in Murphy; death date 9/7/1965 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County; educator/elementary school. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Lafayette Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880, residence in Ponder, Denton County, school teacher at Ponder School. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • James L. Yarbrough (1880-1965), burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Denton County, with spouse Nora R. Yarbrough. Find a Grave.
  • J.L. Yarbrough, P.J. Johnston, and J.W. Stanford, Photo, "Our Student Ex-Members of the Texas Legislature," The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Normal School, 1922, p. 51, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - J.L. Yarbrough, postoffice Lavon, nativity Texas, age 32 (born circa 1881), teacher, 32 years in Texas, member former legislatures: 32nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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33rd R.S. - 1913
Banks and Banking  
Education (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Enrolled Bills  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Senatorial Districts  

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