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Robert Hester Jones

R.H. Jones
Full Name: Robert Hester Jones
Birth date: December 1, 1854
Death date: February 17, 1922

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Judge R.H. Jones Dies," DeKalb, 2/22/1922, p. 4. "Former member of the state legislature from Bowie county." Austin American .
  • R.H. Jones, former Bowie County Judge. "Interesting Decision Handed Down by Court of Criminal Appeals," 11/11/1901, p. 2, on "whether a county judge is a peace officer and is thereby given the legal right to carry a pistol." Austin Daily Statesman .
  • Census of 1900 - R.H. Jones, Jr. [sic], Bowie County, age 46, born December 1854 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse E.J., children R.H., Jr., Estill, Lillian, and Oscar.
    Census of 1910 - Robert H. Jones, Bowie County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse Eliza Jane, children Lillian and Oscar E. Jones, and Ester Price.
    Census of 1920 - Robert H. Jones, Bowie County, age 61, born circa 1859 in Georgia, farmer, spouse Eliza J. and daughter Mary E.
    Father Robert Hester Jones and mother Elizabeth Marchant mentioned in the record of son Oscar E. Jones, death date 5/2/1942, Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1920 Kentucky Death Records
  • Eliza J. Jones, widowed, death date 2/6/1946 in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas. Father Rev. J.T. Merchant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Robert Hester Jones, birth date 12/1/1854, death date 2/17/1922, burial in Woodmen Cemetery, DeKalb, Bowie County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Jones v. State, 65 S.W. 92 (Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, 11/6//1901). Google Books .
  • Listed as candidate for Representative: Judge R.H. Jones of DeKalb. "Nominees," "names of candidates to be voted on at the November election," Progressive Advertiser (DeKalb, Texas), 10/15/1914, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Chief Justice or County Judge, R.H. Jones, 1896-1902. Bowie County Officials, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - R.H. Jones, postoffice DeKalb, nativity Georgia, age 59 (born circa 1858), 36 years in Texas, lawyer, member of former legislatures: 34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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