J.W. Dickson

James Willis Dickson

Full Name: James Willis Dickson
Date of birth: November 4, 1859
Date of death: April 5, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (2)   24th (1)   Democrat Lexington / Lee   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington

(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • James Willis Dickson, birth date 11/4/1859 in Alabama, son of Emily Caroline Parks and Robert M. Dickson; first marriage to Annie Douglas on 1/12/1881 (died 9/1/1890), second marriage to Lois Ida Hancock on 9/21/1892. "Mr. [Robert M.] Dickson was a merchant at Alexandria, Calhoun Co., Ala., where they resided until Apr., 1860, when the moved to Tex. and settled at Lexington, where he continued his business as merchant until his death, Oct. 16, 1893."A Genealogy of the Parks Family, by Henry William Clark, Montgomery, Alabama, 1905, pp. 23, 67-68. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James Dicksen, Lexington, Lee County, age 20, born circa 1860 in Alabama, son of R.M. and Emily C. Dicksen.
    James W. Dickson, first marriage to Annie Douglas on 1/21/1881 in Lee County; J.W. Dickson, second marriage to Lois I. Hancock on 9/21/1892 in Lee County.
    James Willis Dickson and Annie Douglass, parents of Sophie Dickson, birth date 9/11/1883 in Lexington, Lee County.
    Census of 1900 - James W. Dickson, Lee County, age 41, born November 1859 in Alabama, salesman/grocer, wife Ida L., daughters Laulis, Sophie, Emmie, and Annie L., son Hinton. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (1) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (2)
  • J.W. Dixon [sic], birth date 11/4/1860 in Alabama, death date 4/5/1912 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; merchant, burial or removal in Lexington, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.W. Dickson (1859-1912), photo, burial in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Lee County. Find a Grave.
  • Marriage announcement, James W. Dickson, "democratic nominee for senator of this district," and Lois I. Hancock, of Weimar. Brenham Daily Banner, 9/25/1892, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.W. Dickson, postoffice Lexington, nativity Alabama, age 33 (born circa 1860), merchant, 32 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Obituary, second wife Mrs. Lois Dickson, "Funeral Rites for Mrs. Lois Dickson, 89, Held Wednesday," 9/1/1944, p. 1. "She was united in marriage to James Dickson in 1892. Mr. Dickson was a State Senator of Lexington." Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas).


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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Labor (Chair) 
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Claims and Accounts  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt (Chair) 
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  

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