Walter E. Tips
Full Name: Walter E. Tips
Date of birth: July 23, 1841
Date of death: April 20, 1911
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897
Austin / Travis
Burnet, Travis, Williamson
24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1.
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.
. January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
- 23rd Legislature - Walter Tipps. 24th Legislature - Tips.
Senate Journal. 23rd R.S.
- Obituary, "Death Came Suddenly: Walter Tips, Prominent Austin Merchant, Passed Away . . . ," 4/21/1911, p. 10. "Mr. Tips served as State Senator for four years during the late 90s and was for twelve or fifteen years a member of the State Penitentiary Commission, beginning this service under Governor Ireland." "At the breaking out of the war between the states he volunteered for service as a Confederate and served throughout the war on the Texas coast, coming out at the end as a lieutenant of artillery."
- Person Sheet, biography, and portrait - Walter E. Tips, Founder of Walter Tips Co. and Engine Works. Texas State Senator. Birth date 7/23/1841 in Elberfeld, Germany; death date 4/20/1911 in Austin. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas.
RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Field Battery, Texas Light Artillery, enlistment date 10/14/1861 in Austin, Texas. Walter E. Tips, Texas, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Walter Tips, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
- "Tips May Be Tops for Development: Old Steel Plant Might One Day Be Surrounded by Tony Shops," by Shonda Novak, 9/12/2003. Beachman Foundry & Machine Co. (now Tips Iron and Steel) co-founded by State Sen. Walter Tips in 1899.
- Walter Tips, birth date 7/23/1841 in Germany, death date 4/20/1911 in Austin, Travis County, Texas, hardware merchant and banker.
FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
- Walter Tips, death date 4/20/1911, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Includes obituary.
Find a Grave.
- 23rd Legislature (1893) - Walter Tips, postoffice Austin, nativity Germany, age 51, merchant, 43 years in Texas, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual.
Walter Tipps, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Walter Tips, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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