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Robert Elbert High

R.E. High
Full Name: Robert Elbert High
Birth date: January 27, 1868
Death date: April 17, 1958

Terms of Service

  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
    Democrat
  • House, 39th Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, "Robert E. High, Myrtle Springs, Texas," reprinted from "The Southland," volume XII, no. 1, Waco, TX, 1892. Birth date 1/27/1868. Ancestry.com .
  • Robert E. High appointed postmaster at Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, 10/5/1905 and 10/4/1935. U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com .
  • Senator Thomas G. Pollard of Tyler and Representative Robert E. High of Myrtle Springs honored in Van Zandt County Medical Society resolution, 9/2/1927, for "noteworthy service in the cause of Public Health during the recent regular and called sessions of the legislature, reprinted in "County Medical Society Held Meet at Canton," 9/9/1927, p. 3. Canton Herald .
  • Robert Elbert High mentioned in "High Family History." Cemetery Works .
  • Mentioned in "Henry Harrison High." Cemetery Works .
  • Census of 1900 - Bob E. High, Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, age 32, born January 1868 in Texas, spouse Ada B. High.
    Census of 1910 - Bob High, Van Zandt County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Texas, dry goods merchant, spouse Ader B. High.
    Census of 1920 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 51, born circa 1869 in Texas, salesman/store, spouse Ada D. High.
    Census of 1930 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 62, born circa 1869 in Texas, notary/general public, spouse Ada B. High.
    Census of 1940 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 72, born circa 1868 in Texas, postmaster/U.S. post office, spouse Ada B. High. FamilySearch . 1930 1940
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  • Robert E. High, birth date 1/27/1868 in Van Zandt County, death date 4/17/1958 in Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, retired postmaster, father H.H. High, mother Sarah Norman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Robert E. High, birth date 1/27/1868, death date 4/17/1958, burial in High Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt County; Ada B. High buried in same cemetery. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, Robert E. High, 4/20/1958, p. 8. "High was a former druggist, state representative, justice of the peace, and postmaster." Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - R.E. High, postoffice Wills Point, nativity Texas, age 59, druggist, member of former legislatures: 39th. Postoffice also Wills Point in 39th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Obituary, Robert E. High, 4/18/1958, p. 5A. "From 1925 to 1929 he served as a state representative." Tyler Morning Telegraph .
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