W.A. Craddock

William Attress Craddock

Full Name: William Attress Craddock
Date of birth: June 8, 1863
Date of death: February 15, 1950

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 65 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Rogers / Bell   Bell

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House District 65
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Legislatures: 27th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Rogers / Bell
Counties in district: Bell

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, book excerpt, obituaries, historical marker text, and article commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, compiled by Judge Larry Craddock of Austin, TX, grandson of William Attress Craddock. Donated Material.
  • Brief biographical sketch, William A. Craddock, p. 201. Born 6/1/1863 in Bell County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "W.A. Craddock Sr. Dies at Austin," 2/16/1950, p. 11. William Attress Craddock, "former rancher and legislator." Dallas Morning News.
  • William Attress Craddock, birth date 6/8/1863, death date 2/15/1950, obituary, burial in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in Both Sides of the Border: a Scattering of Texas Folklore by Francis Edward Abernethy, 2004. Google Books.
  • Mentioned in SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Parents of William Attress Craddock mentioned in History of Bell County, pp. 28-33. HeritageQuest Online.
  • William Attres Craddock family group sheet; birth date 6/1864; mother Malinda Childers. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Mentioned in Tales of Old-Time Texas, 1955.
  • The Craddock family's importance in the history of Bell County discussed in "A Matter of History: Rogers Church Gets Historical Marker," 3/14/2009. Amanda Childers Craddock, mother of William Attress Craddock. Temple Daily Telegram.
  • William D. and Eloise Punchard Petzel collection includes letters from Eloise Petzel to Crosbytown Chamber of Commerce about W.A. Craddock and family and William D. Petzel, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University Libraries.
  • Parents of William Attress Craddock (John R. Craddock and Mrs. John R. Craddock, daughter of Goldsby Childers) listed as early settlers of Milam County. Milam County, Texas Records - Vol. 1. Milam County, TXGenWeb Project.


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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
First National Bank of Austin, Investigate  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Penitentiaries (Chair) 

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