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E.I. Kellie Edward Irwin Kellie
Full Name: Edward Irwin Kellie
Date of birth: March 17, 1845
Date of death: June 24, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 9, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   30th (4)   Democrat Jasper / Jasper Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
(1) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/11/1909, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(3) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call with "hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, p. 2, listed as Absent; 1/9/1907, p. 5, administered the oath of office. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Edward Irwin Kellie (1845-1928), photo and biographical sketch, interment in Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch of Captain E.I. Kellie; photograph of E.I. Kellie and the “Jeff Davis Rifles” militia, taken in Washington D.C. in 1901. Kellie founded “Jasper Newsboy” newspaper and represented East Texas as a State Senator. Jewels of Jasper: a Project of the Students of Jasper Jr. High School, Jasper, Texas, 2009.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Color Bearer of Whitfield's Texas Legion, 27th Texas Cavalry. Edward Irwin Kellie, born 1845, death date 6/24/1928, newspaper publisher and founder of Jasper Newsboy. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - E.I. Kellie, Orange, Orange County, born about 1845 in South Carolina, editor, age 35. FamilySearch.
  • Edward Irwin Kellie, birth date 3/17/1845, death date 6/24/1928. Certificate of death lists name Captain Edward Irwin Kellie. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "East Texas' Mark Twain, Edward I. Kellie," by Bob Bowman, date unknown. Founder of Jasper News-boy. Texas Escapes Online Magazine.
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - E.I. Kellie, Jasper, Jasper County, nativity South Carolina, Civil Engineer, Dem., age 63, 50 years in Texas. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • "Early Southeast Texas newspapers: history of yesteryear recorded in their yellowed pages," W.T. Block, Reprinted from Beaumont Enterprise-Journal, 1/1/1978, p. 10a. Edward Isaiah Kellie age 16 in Nov. 1860, state senator, died at Jasper abt. 1930. W.T. Block, Jr..
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.I. Kellie, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.I. Kellie, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Federal Relations  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Educational Affairs  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Public Printing  

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