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W.D. Wilson William D. Wilson
Full Name: William D. "Billie" Wilson
Date of birth: January 11, 1876
Date of death: July 26, 1927

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 53 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Bay City / Matagorda   Brazoria, Matagorda
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and remembrances, W.D. Wilson, "An Appreciation of W.D. Wilson by His Friends," The Matagorda County Tribune (Bay City, Texas), 8/26/1927, p. 6, crediting Matagorda County Museum & Bay City Public Library. Birth date 1/11/1876 in Brazoria, Brazoria County; marriage to Mildred Wortham in 1908; represented Matagorda and Brazoria Counties in the 29th Legislature; death date 7/26/1927. "Familiarly called Billie." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "W.D. Wilson Dies Suddenly: Prominent Bay City Lawyer and Citizen Passed Away at Brother's Resort Home Near Freeport," The Matagorda County Tribune (Bay City, Texas), 7/29/1927, p. 1, crediting Matagorda County Museum & Bay City Public Library. News of the death of Hon. W.D. Wilson sent out "last night." "Mr. Wilson, in his earlier days, served Brazoria and Matagorda Counties as a member of the legislature . . . Surviving are his wife and two children, Eugene and Helen, and to whom the sympathy of this entire section is extended." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - William D. Wilson, Matagorda County, age 34, born circa 1876 in Texas, attorney, spouse Mildred, son Eugene J.
    Census of 1920 - W.D. Wilson, Bay City, Matagorda County, age 42, born circa 1878 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Mrs. W.D. Wilson, son Eugene, daughter Hellen. FamilySearch. 1910 1920
  • Eugene J. Wilson, birth date 3/14/1909 in Bay City, death date 1/23/1972, son of W.D. Wilson and Mildred Wortham. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W.D. Wilson (1876-1927), burial in Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County. Find a Grave.
  • "To the Democratic Voters of the Seventeenth Senatorial District of Texas," The Houston Post, 7/19/1922, p. 5, notice urging Democrats to write-in candidate W.D. Wilson of Matagorda County for State Senator on July 22. "W.D. Wilson was born and raised on the Brazos River and for the last 20 years has resided in the valley of the Colorado River. He served one term in the State Legislature some years ago and has therefore had legislative experience." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - W.D. Wilson, postoffice Bay City, nativity Texas, age 29 (born circa 1876), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.D. Wilson, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Irrigation (Chair) 

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