William Jackson Locke

Full Name: William Jackson Locke
Date of birth: November 21, 1828
Date of death: October 13, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Radical Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, Wilson

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen Is Dead: Capt. William J. Locke, Resident of San Antonio Fifty-seven Years, Passes Away," San Antonio Express, 10/14/1911, p. 16, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Born 11/21/1828 in St. Clare County, Illinois; died Friday, 10/13/1911 in San Antonio. "Being a pronounced Union man, he moved to Mexico and from there went to New Orleans, where he was commissioned lieutenant in the Federal service in the Second Texas Cavalry Volunteers . . . Captain Locke represented the Bexar County district in the Twelfth Legislature and was treasurer of the Bexar County School Board several years."
    "Funeral of Capt. W.J. Locke," San Antonio Express, 10/15/1911, p. 10, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Funeral Obituary

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - William Locke, Bexar, Bexar County, age 41, born circa 1829 in Illinois, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - Wm. J. Lock, Bexar County, age 51, born circa 1829 in Illinois, farmer.
    Census of 1900 - Wm. J. Locke, Bexar County, age 72, born November 1828 in Illinois, farmer.
    Census of 1910 - William J. Locke, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 81, born circa 1829 in Illinois. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • Wm. J. Locke, birth date 11/21/1828 in St. Clare County, Illinois; death date 10/13/1911 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; stockraiser. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Lieutenant Wm. J. Locke, burial in San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes biographical sketch, "The Last Surrender," The San Antonio Light, 6/8/1885, p. 4. Find a Grave.
  • Locke Hill Elementary School named after William Jackson Locke. Northside Independent School District, San Antonio.

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Agriculture and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Privileges and Elections  
12th R.S. - 1871
Agriculture and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Privileges and Elections  
Town and City Corporations  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Agriculture and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Determine Number of House Clerks, Select Committee  
Elections and Privileges  
House Member Conduct, Select  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvement  
12th Provisional - 1870
Contested House Seats  
Privileges and Elections  

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