J.S. Wheless

Joseph Sydney Wheless

Full Name: Joseph Sydney Wheless
Other surnames: Wheeless
Date of birth: May 3, 1862
Date of death: January 3, 1939

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

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House District 39
Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901
Legislatures: 26th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Galveston / Galveston
Counties in district: Galveston

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • J.S. Wheless. House Journal.
  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HSR 18, 1/12/1939, p. 69. Joseph Sidney Wheeless. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Joseph Sidney Wheless, "Death Takes Former Mayor of Kerrville: City Grieved at Passing of Judge J. Sidney Wheless," 1/5/1939, pp. 1, 10. "They moved immediately to Galveston where his brilliant legal mind, his engaging personality, and his qualities of leadership soon enabled him to be elected to the Texas Legislature from that district."
    "State Legislature Honors Memory of Judge J.S. Wheless," 2/9/1939, pp. 1, 10. Kerrville Mountain Sun.

Other Resources

  • Joseph Sydney Wheless, birth date 5/5/1862 in Carrollton, Mississippi; death date 1/3/1939 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; attorney-at-law; father Joseph C. Wheless; mother Matilda Ayres. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Joseph Sydney Wheless, birth date 5/3/1862, death date 1/3/1939, burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County. Includes reprint of obituary from Kerrville Mountain Sun, 1/5/1939. Find a Grave.
  • J.S. Wheless. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.


  • Photograph. J.S. Wheless, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Commerce and Manufactures  
Insurance, Statistics, and History  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Towns and City Corporations  

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