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Benjamin Lawrence Shirley

B.L. Sherley
Full Name: Benjamin Lawrence Shirley
Other surnames: Sherley
Birth date: April 23, 1860
Death date: October 2, 1931

Terms of Service

  • House, 40th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
(1) B.L. Shirley, home city McKinney. House Journal .
(2) B.L. Shirley, home post office Anna; home county - Collin. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Home post office - Anna; home county - Collin. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Benjamin L. "Ben" Sherley (1860-1931), interment with spouse Aranna E. Sherley in Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, Collin County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Ben L. Shirley Found Dead in Bed at Home in Anna Friday Morning: Born in North Collin 70 Years Ago - Member Pioneer Family - Former Member Texas Legislature - Burial at Melissa Sunday," 10/3/1931, pp. 1, 6. Benjamin Lawrence Sherley, born April 1861 at Anna, death date Friday 10/2/1931, parents Albert and Rebecca Sherley, spouse Mrs. A.E. Sherley.
    "Former Texas Lawmaker Buried Sunday: Ben L. Sherley of Anna Laid to Rest at Melissa," 10/6/1931, p. 1. McKinney Courier-Gazette .
  • Obituary, "Ben L. Shirley Found Dead in Bed Friday," Celina Record, 10/8/1931, p. 1, crediting the Celina Area Heritage Association. Benjamin Lawrence Sherley, birth date 4/23/1860, death date Friday 10/2/1931. Marriage to Arranah Blackburn, October 1899. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - B.L. Shirley, postoffice Anna, nativity Texas, age 66 (born circa 1861), farmer. Texas Legislative Manual .

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