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Benjamin Franklin Williams

B.F. Williams
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Williams
Birth date: August 3, 1846
Death date: April 15, 1916

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 4/15/1916
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • B.F. Williams, birth date 8/3/1846 in Mississippi, death date 4/15/1916 in Victoria, Texas, lumber dealer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • B.F. Williams (1846-1916), interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - B.F. Williams, postoffice Victoria, nativity Mississippi, age 68 (born circa 1847), lumberman, 60 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Obituary, "B.F. Williams Dies This Morning After Lingering Illness," 4/16/1916, p. 5. Includes biographical sketch: "Williams, Benjamin Franklin, deceased, state representative and lumber dealer of Victoria. Born in Pascagola, Mississippi, August 3, 1846 . . . Mr. Williams was mayor of Victoria for five years and was representing the 74th Representative District in the Texas Legislature at the time of his death, the district embracing Victoria, Goliad and Calhoun counties."
    "Williams Funeral Largely Attended," 4/17/1916, p. 2. Victoria Advocate .
  • Photo, Benjamin Franklin Williams, "mayor of Victoria from 1887, 1889-1891, and 1896-1897," Historic Photograph Collection, Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library. Victoria Regional History Center .
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