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Paten Alvis Thorn

P.A. Thorn
Full Name: Paten Alvis Thorn
Birth date: March 7, 1868
Death date: December 9, 1923

Terms of Service

  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Alvin Thomas [Alvin Thorn], Van Zandt County, age 32, born March 1868 in Texas, farmer, spouse Lavada, daughter Reba, son Leslie.
    Census of 1910 - P. Alvis Thorn, Wood County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Texas, merchant/groceries, spouse Lavada, daughter Reba, son Leslie.
    Census of 1920 - Payton A. Thorn, Hawkins, Wood County, age 51, born circa 1869 in Texas, laborer/farm owner, spouse Lavada E., daughter Reba Reese. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1920
  • Paten A. Thorn, birth date 3/7/1868, death date 12/9/1923, burial in Hawkins City Cemetery, Hawkins, Wood County, with spouse Lavada E. Thorn. Find a Grave .
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - P.A. Thorn, postoffice Hawkins, nativity Texas, age 52 (born circa 1869), 52 years in Texas, farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Candidate announcement and biographical sketch, "To the Voters of Wood and Rains County," by P.A. Thorn, and editorial, "For Representative," 5/20/1920. Thorn arrived in Wood County about 1901 as a school teacher, then worked in mercantile 15 years, 10 years of which he was postmaster at Hawkins. Wood County Democrat (Quitman, Texas) .
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