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A.R. Bennick A.R. Bennick
Full Name: Augustus Romulus Bennick
Date of birth: October 1, 1834
Date of death: March 30, 1927

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 74 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Greenback Smithwick Mills / Burnet   Brazos, Burnet, Concho, Llano, McCulloch, San Saba
(1) Bennick elected temporary chairman at Burnet Greenback meeting on 3/11/1882, p. 1, 3/12/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Bennick present at meeting of the Young Democracy. "Bennick was a Democrat from boyhood, and would never have joined the Greenbackers had the Democratic party proved loyal to pure, liberal and progressive principles, p. 1, 3/31/1881 Galveston Daily News.
(3) Smithwick, Texas is eight miles east of Marble Falls in southeastern Burnet County. It was formed by the merging of three smaller communities: Hickory Creek, Elm Grove, and Smithwick Mills. Smithwick Mills, so named for the mill built by Noah Smithwick in the 1850s, was two miles west of Hickory Creek. A post office was established at Smithwick Mills in 1871. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Burnet, Burnet County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Smithwick Mills, Burnet County, Greenbacker. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Twelfth Generation [of the Henckel/Henkel Family]. Death date 3/25/1927. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Biographical sketch. Death date 3/30/1927. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • "The gentlemen participating in this meeting have always worked with the machine Democracy heretofore, except Bennick, who recently joined the [?] party," p. 1, 3/31/1881. Galveston Daily News.
  • Bennick member of state executive committee, district 26, Greenback Labor State Convention of 1878, p. 190. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.R. Bennick, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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    17th R.S. - 1881
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