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O.R. Morrison Oba R. Morrison
Full Name: Oba R. Morrison
Date of birth: August 24, 1847
Date of death: June 6, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 8, 1895 - May 1, 1895 24th (1)   Democrat Hico / Hamilton   Bosque, Hamilton, Hill, Somervell
H 76 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Hico / Hamilton   Bosque, Hamilton
(1) Morrison resigned 5/1/1895. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, O.R. Morrison, State Revenue Agent, pp. 21-22. Born 8/24/1847 in Shelby County; member of 23rd-24th Legislatures; served in Confederate Army, 35th Texas Cavalry commanded by Col. A.W. Terrell; married Miss Alice A. Solomon in Shelby County, 1873. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 34th Texas Cavalry. Ora [Oba] R. Morrison, born circa 1847 in Shelby County, death date 6/6/1924 in Beaumont, Jefferson County; includes letter from O.R. Morrison describing Confederate service. Pension File No. 32608, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958; U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 34th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Oba R. Morrison (1847-1924), interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - O.R. Morrison, Shelby County, age 32, born circa 1848 in Texas, farmer, wife A.A.
    Census of 1900 - O.R. Morrison, Beaumont, Jefferson County, age 54, born August 1846 in Texas, real estate agent, wife A.A.
    Census of 1910 - Oba Morrison, Beaumont, Jefferson County, age 62, born circa 1848 in Texas, publisher, wife Alice A.
    Census of 1920 - Aba Morrison, Beaumont, Jefferson County, age 72, born circa 1848 in Texas, Justice of Peace, widowed. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • O.R. Morrison, birth date 8/24/1857 [sic] in Shelby County, age 76 (born circa 1848), death date 6/6/1924 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, retired county officer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. O.R. Morrison, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. O.R. Morrison, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. O.R. Morrison, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examination of (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    General Land Office, Joint Committee to investigate the  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Reformatory, Joint Committee on  
     

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