E.T. Porter

E. Tom Porter

Full Name: Edgar Thomas Porter
Date of birth: March 12, 1869
Date of death: December 23, 1929

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1)   Democrat Hix / Burleson   Burleson, Lee

(1) Hix, Texas. "Initially the community was called Fraimville in honor of the Fraim family, another group of early settlers." Handbook of Texas Online.

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House District 49
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Legislatures: 27th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Hix / Burleson
Counties in district: Burleson, Lee

(1) Hix, Texas. "Initially the community was called Fraimville in honor of the Fraim family, another group of early settlers." Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • J.W. Porter, birth date 9/18/1836, death date 2/17/1919, biographical sketch, burial in Hix Cemetery, Hix, Burleson County. Relatives: John Wilson Porter - father; Edgar Thomas Porter - son. "Elizabeth died December 10, 1866 and John married second to Ellen O. Grisham in 1867. They had two sons (Edgar Thomas and James Dahle) and one daughter (Minnie) who died at the age of two." Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, J.W. Porter. Born 9/18/1836 in Kentucky. Second marriage in 1867 to Ellen Gresham; three children included "E.T., who is teaching." Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 402-404. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Brief biographical sketch, E. Tom Porter, p. 206. Born 3/12/1869 in Burleson County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • John Wilson "Jack" Porter, birth date 9/18/1836 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky; death date 2/17/1919 in Morgan, Bosque County, Texas. Son Edgar Thomas Porter with second wife Ellen O. Gresham. Pearce Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - Edgar T. Porter, Burleson County, age 11, born circa 1869 in Texas, son of John W. and Ellen O. Porter.
    Census of 1900 - Thomas Porter, Burleson County, born May 1869 in Texas, age 31, farm laborer, single, head of household. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Obituary, "Well Known Fraimville Citizen Dies," The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger, 1/3/1930, p. 1, crediting the Harrie P. Woodson Library. E. Tom Porter, age 62, died 12/23/1929 on a farm in Mumford [Robertson County], "State Representative for this district . . . he was never married," burial in Hix Cemetery, son of the late Jack Porter, Sr. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - E.T. Porter, postoffice Hix, nativity Texas, age 31 (born circa 1870), stockman, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. E.T. Porter, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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27th R.S. - 1901
Commerce and Manufactures  
County Government and County Finances  
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Representative Districts  

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