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George Washington McKnight

George W. McKnight
Full Name: George Washington McKnight
Birth date: June 26, 1864
Death date: October 6, 1929

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 6/23/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 27th (2) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
(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) El Campo, Texas. House Journal .
(3) Resignation accepted 6/19/1915 by Governor Ferguson. "Five Representatives Resigned," 6/20/1915, p. 3. "McKnight becomes connected with the State fire insurance commission." Houston Post .
(4) 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.
(5) El Campo, Wharton County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Wharton. Year Book for Texas, 1901 1902.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • George W. McKnight, marriage to Louisa A. Boyett 12/20/1893 in Aransas County.
    Census of 1900 - G.W. McKnight, Wharton County, age 36, born June 1864 in Texas, spouse Louisa, daughter Lola R., son Gorge.
    Census of 1910 - George W. McKnight, Waxahachie, Ellis County, age 45, spouse Minnie L., daughter Louise.
    Census of 1920 - George W. McKnight, Ellis County, age 53, spouse Minnie L., daughter Louise. FamilySearch . 1910 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • 1900 1920
  • George Washington McKnight, birth date 6/26/1871 in Gonzales, death date 10/6/1929 in Houston, burial in Bellville, married, informant Mrs. Louise McKnight. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • George W. McKnight, birth date 6/26/1864, death date 10/6/1929, interment in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, Austin County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch, G.W. McKnight, pp. 162-163. Born 6/26/1865 in Gonzales; marriage to Miss L.A. Boyett of Aransas Pass, 12/20/1893. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
  • Obituary, "G.W. M'Knight Dies Suddenly in South Tex.," 10/7/1929, p. 2. Death date 10/6/1929. Moved to Waxahachie from South Texas about 1905, "came here from Wharton," Waxahachie news publisher, later "took a position under the fire marshal at Austin," survived by widow and daughter Miss Louise, and son George of West Texas. Waxahachie Daily Light .
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