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Oscar Alpheus Seward

Oscar A. Seward
Full Name: Oscar Alpheus Seward, Sr.
Birth date: June 2, 1856
Death date: December 5, 1936

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 45th Legislature, R.S., 2/19/1937, p. 525. Death date 12/5/1936. Son of John H. Seward and grandson of Samuel Seward, member of Austin's Colony. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • O.A. Seward, birth date 6/2/1867 [sic] in Texas; death date 12/5/1936 in Independence, Washington County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Oscar A. Seward, birth date 6/2/1856, death date 12/5/1936, photos, burial in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County, with spouse Elizabeth Clement McCay Seward. Find a Grave .
  • Oscar A. Seward, Volume II, p. 728. County clerk of Washington County; born 6/2/1856 at Independence, Washington County. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs 1910.
  • Obituary, "O.A. Seward Dies Suddenly at Home at Independence Saturday; Funeral Held Monday Morning: Prominent Citizen of Washington County Passes Away Aged 80 Years; Former County Clerk and Representative to State Legislature Laid to Rest at Prairie Lea," Brenham Banner-Press, 12/7/1936, p. 1, crediting Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "Oscar Alpheus Seward was a graduate of Baylor University when it was located in Independence. He began his public service as county clerk in 1889, and over the years served as a state legislator (1919-1921), justice of the peace, chief of the volunteer fire department, and president of a telephone company." National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Seward Plantation, Independence, Washington County, Texas. Texas Historical Commission .
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