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W.F. Murchison William Filmore Murchison
Full Name: William Filmore Murchison
Date of birth: September 16, 1851
Date of death: 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Grapeland / Houston   Houston
H 13 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Grapeland / Houston   Houston
H 13 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Augusta / Houston   Houston

(1) W.F. Murchison, Augusta. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Grapeland, Houston County (22nd and 24th Legislatures). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) W.F. Murchison, Augusta, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) Augusta, Houston County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, William Filmore Murchison. Death date 9/3/1925. "William Filmore died September 3, 1925 at the age of 84 and 11 months. Sallie Spencer preceded him on May 24, 1923 at the age of 54 years and 5 months. William Filmore served three terms as State Representative from this district, his first term being in 1889." Grapeland Texas.
  • Biographical sketch, William F. Murchison, pp. 248-249. Born 9/16/1851 in Madison County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • William Filmore Murchison, birth date 9/16/1851 in Madison, Tennessee, death date 9/3/1925, burial in Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas. Deep Family Roots Family Tree; photo. Ancestry.com.
  • William Filmore Murchison, Democrat, farmer, age 43 in 1895, born in Tennessee. Card File.
  • Census of 1880 - W. Filmore Murchiso [Murchison], Houston County, age 29, born circa 1851 in Tennessee, farmer, son of Mary Murchison.
    Census of 1900 - Wm. F. Merchison [Murchison], Houston County, age 49, born September 1850 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Sally S., mother Mary.
    Census of 1910 - Phil Murchison, Houston County, age 59, born circa 1851 in Tennessee, farm manager, wife Sallie.
    Census of 1920 - William F. Murchison, Grapeland, Houston County, age 69, born circa 1851 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Sallie S.
    Census of 1930 - W. Filmore Murchison, Grapeland, Houston County, age 79, born circa 1851 in Tennessee, widowed, enumeration date 4/10/1930. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • William Filmore Murchison (1850-1935), death year 1935 on grave marker, death date 9/3/1925 in database and biographical sketch, burial in Refuge Cemetery, Refuge, Houston County. Includes family photos. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.F. Murchison, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.F. Murchison, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 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
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Debt  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Public Debt  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Education  
    Public Debt  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
     

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