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William C. Rochelle William Collin Rochelle
Full Name: William Collin Rochelle
Date of birth: November 15, 1873
Date of death: December 11, 1955

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Aug 12, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie
(1) 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., Hon. W.C. Rochelle Takes the Oath of Office, sworn 8/12/1901, p. 34. House Journal.
(2) William C. Rochelle, sworn 8/12/1901, succeeded William W. Dillard, resigned 3/25/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 28th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • William Collin Rochelle, birth date 11/15/1873 in Redwater, Texas, death date 12/11/1955 in Texarkana, retired claim agent and farmer, son of Charles Rochelle and Elizabeth Janes, informant Mrs. Ella J. Rochelle, interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowie County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Saloon Man Assaulted: He Was Beaten and Shot and Died of His Injuries," 11/26/1901, p. 4, Texarkana. Report of death of Ed Rochelle, former Deputy Sheriff of Red River County, a "near relative of W.P. Rochelle, Bowie County's present representative in the Legislature." Galveston Daily News.
  • Photo and additional information about Rochelle Place, "William Collin Rochelle, the state legislator," and son of Elizabeth and Charles Moores Rochelle. Photo courtesy of Judith Rochelle, Charles Moores & Mary Harrison Family, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Rochelle Place historical marker, Texarkana vicinity, Bowie County - home of state legislator, William C. Rochelle, and descendants. Recorded Texas historic landmark, 1966. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - W.C. Rochelle, postoffice Park, nativity Texas, age 29 (born circa 1874), teacher, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William C. Rochelle, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William C. Rochelle, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William C. Rochelle, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
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    28th R.S. - 1903
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Public Printing  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Senatorial Districts  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Agricultural Affairs  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    State Affairs  

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