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Edwin Winfree

E. Winfree
Full Name: Edwin Winfree
Birth date: April 9, 1844
Death date: January 10, 1927

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 7/22/1919
(1) "I.A. Daniels of Houston, succeeding Judge Winfrey of Crockett." "New Legislators in the Texas House," list of 12 new members elected to fill vacancies since the last session, 5/21/1920, p. 11. Austin American .
(2) I.A. Daniel, in special election 5/15/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Edwin Winfree, resigned after 2nd C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 40th Legislature, R.S., 1/13/1927, p. 39. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Confederate States Army. "He was one of the few remaining ex-Confederate veterans who surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, April, 1865." 40th Legislature, R.S., 1/13/1927, p. 39. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Edwin Winfree, Volume IV, pp. 1899-1900. Born 4/9/1845 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Confederate Captain Army, "on the 7th of September, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Drewery's Virginia Battery, which also became known as the South Side Artillery of Smith's Battalion, and with this most valiant command he served under Gen. Robert E. Lee . . ." Includes detailed information on military service in the Civil War. Biographical sketch, Volume 4, pp. 1899-1900. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • "Condensed Austin News," 2/27/1920, p. 5. Judge E. Winfree of Houston County, appointed superintendent of the Confederate Home. "Judge Winfree is a confederate veteran, and served in the army of Virginia. He is 76 years old." Brookshire Times (Brookshire, Waller County, Texas) .
  • Edwin Winfree, birth date 4/9/1844 in Virginia, death date 1/10/1927 in Park Place, Harris County, burial in Crockett. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Edwin Winfree, birth date 4/9/1844, death date 1/10/1927, photo and biographical information, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Find a Grave .
  • "Former Superintendent Confederate Home Dies," 1/11/1927, p. 11. Born April [1844], died 1/10/1927. Elected to Legislature in 1918; "he resigned from the Legislature to become superintendent of the Old Men's Confederate Home at Austin." Galveston Daily News .
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