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William Oxsheer William Oxsheer
Full Name: William Wilson Oxsheer
Date of birth: March 9, 1815
Date of death: December 13, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 12, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Maysfield / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam
H 41 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4)   Democrat Maysfield / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam
H 17 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Bell, Falls, Milam
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Oxsheer sworn on 1/12/1881, p. 3. House Journal.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • OXSHEER, WILLIAM WILSON (1815-1905). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, William Wilson Oxsheer, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Wilson Oxsheer. Milam County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 12/24/1905, p. 4; interment in Oxsheer-Smith Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, TX. Find a Grave.
  • "Death of Pioneer," 12/24/1905, p. 4. Birth date 3/8/1815; death date 12/13/1905. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Oxsheer, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Oxsheer, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    County Governments and County Finances  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  

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