E.D. Tarkington

Edward Tarkington

Full Name: Edward "Ed" Tarkington
Date of birth: October 3, 1839
Date of death: July 9, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Populist Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
H 44 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)   Populist Williamsburg / Lavaca   Lavaca

(1) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. "Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives," 11/9/1902, p. 24. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. House Journal.
(3) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Williamsburg, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Hallettsville. Year Book for Texas, Volume II, 1903.
(6) Williamsburg. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(7) "State Politics; Legislative Candidates," 5/8/1902, p. 3. Article on race for Representative from Lavaca County. "Ed Tarkington, elected as a Populist in 1898, and defeated by Searcy at the general election in 1900, is also a candidate." Galveston Daily News.
(8) WILLIAMSBURG, TEXAS. "The tiny settlement of Williamsburg is located off U. S. highway 77 and about four miles south of Hallettsville in central Lavaca County . . . By 1910, however, the post office closed, and the community suffered a decline." Handbook of Texas Online.
(9) Lavaca County. House Journal.
(10) Williamsburg, Lavaca County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(11) Williamsburg, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 2nd Texas Cavalry, enlisted 4/19/1861. Edward Tarkington, marriage to Margaret Tarkington 3/10/1887 in Lavaca County, death date 7/9/1915 in Lavaca County. Pension File No. 32283, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • "Texas News Condensed," 7/23/1915. Report of death of E. Tarkington at his home in Hallettsville, ex-Confederate soldier representing that county for two terms in the Legislature, age 76 at death. Brookshire Times (Brookshire, Waller County, Texas).
  • Census of 1900 - Edward Tarkington, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 61, born October 1839 in North Carolina, spouse Margret, farmer. FamilySearch.
  • Edward Tarkington, birth date 10/3/1839 in North Carolina, death date 7/9/1915, burial in Mossy Grove Cemetery, Ezzell, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
County Government and County Finances  
Public Debt  
26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
Confederate Home, Special  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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