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William Euel Cox

W.E. Cox
Full Name: William Euel Cox
Birth date: September 16, 1857
Death date: August 15, 1944

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    7/24/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
(1) Elections to be held 7/24/1915 to fill vacancies caused by resignations, according to proclamations issued by Governor Ferguson, "Special Elections in Five Districts for Representative," 6/27/1915, p. 5; election returns from Saturday, 7/24/1915, in "Five New Men Will Be in Legislature," 7/27/1915, p. 3. Austin American .
(2) W.E. Cox, in special election 7/24/1915, succeeded George W. McKnight, resigned 6/23/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 33rd and 35th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • William Euel Cox, birth date 9/16/1857 in Missouri, death date 8/15/1944 in University Park, Dallas County, burial in Waxahachie, occupation: retired lawyer, father Jessie Cox and mother Sarah Murphy both from Tennessee. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • William E. Cox, birth date 9/16/1857, death date 8/15/1944, burial in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County, spouse Martha Carolyn Cox (1869-1956). Find a Grave .
  • Name William E. Cox. "Ferguson's name mentioned," 3/22/1914, p. 8. "Judge William E. Cox of Waxahachie, who is a member of the legislature from this county, introduced Judge Robertson . . . " Galveston Daily News .
  • Census of 1900 - Waxahachie, Ellis County. William E. Cox, born Sept. 1857 in Missouri, age 42 or 43, lawyer, father born in Missouri, mother born in Tennessee, wife Mattie C., children Sarah F., Jessie T., Rupert W.
    Census of 1910 - Ellis County. William E. Cox, born in Missouri, age 52, field editor - county newspaper, father and mother born in Missouri, wife Martha C., children Rupert W., Martha, Lula M. HeritageQuest Online .
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - W.E. Cox, postoffice Waxahachie, nativity Missouri, lawyer, age 55. Texas Legislative Manual .
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