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William Abner Fields

W.A. Fields
Full Name: William Abner Fields
Birth date: February 11, 1854
Death date: August 25, 1932

Terms of Service

  • House, 39th Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
  • House, 38th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 23rd Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
(1) W.S. Fields. House Journal .
(2) Wm. A. Fields. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 16th Legislature - Wm. A. Fields declared duly elected first assistant secretary of the senate, 1/14/1879, p. 5; excused on 4/2/1879, p. 799; excused on 4/9/1879, p. 852. Senate Journal . January 14, 1879 April 2, 1879
  • April 9, 1879


Other Resources

  • William Abner Fields and Fanny Andrews, parents of William Fields, birth date 12/3/1898 in Hill County.
    Census of 1900 - Wm. A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 46, born February 1854 in Texas, journalist, spouse Fannie A., sons Wright A. and William (age 2), daughters Fannie E., Minnie M., and Jackie A.
    Census of 1910 - Wm. A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 57, born circa 1853 in Texas, editor/daily paper, spouse Fannie E., daughters Mimi and Jackie, son William (age 11).
    Census of 1920 - William A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 65, born circa 1855 in Texas, postmaster/federal post office, spouse Fannie A., daughter Minnie C., son William (age 21). FamilySearch . 1900 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
  • 1910 1920
  • Wm. A. Fields, birth date 2/11/1854 in Liberty County, death date 8/25/1932 in Hillsboro, Hill County, retired newspaper man; parents William and Minerva Fields, both born in Tennesse. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Obituary, Captain William A. Fields, "Texas Editor Dies Suddenly," 8/26/1932, p. 1, "a veteran newspaper man who was a Washington correspondent in the days of Harrison and Cleveland and later served in the Texas legislature." Also publisher of Comanche Chief, Meridian Blade, and Hillsboro Reflector, and editor of Hillsboro Mirror. Marshall News Messenger .
  • Biographical sketch, William A. Fields, pp. 291-293. Born 1854 in Liberty County. Parents William Fields and Minerva H. Mayes. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County). "In January, 1879, Mr. Fields was elected First Assistant Secretary of the State Senate and during the greater part of the legislative session filled the office of Secretary, that officer being absent." Later appointed Assistant Librarian (1880) and Distributing Clerk (1883) of the House of Representatives in Washington. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Wm. A. Fields, pp. 97-98. Born 2/11/1854 in Chambers County, Texas, parents William Fields and Minerva H. Mayes, married Fannie Edgar Andrews 6/29/1880. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County) - son. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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