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Absalom Carter Oliver

A.C. Oliver
Full Name: Absalom Carter Oliver
Birth date: June 23, 1839
Death date: March 4, 1929

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 33rd (1) (2) (3) (5) (9) (10) (12) Legislature
    8/13/1913 - 8/21/1913
    Democrat
  • House, 26th (4) (6) (11) Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
  • House, 25th (13) Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
    Democrat
  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
    Democrat
  • House, 17th (7) (8) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
(1) "State Senator Briefly: Dr. A.C. Oliver Accepts Superintendency of Confederate Home, Vacating Seat from First District," 8/22/1913, p. 9. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News .
(3) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) District 2: Cass County; District 4: Red River County [Chambers]; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas .
(5) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) District 2, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Daingerfield, Morris County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Douglassville, Cass County, physician, nativity Alabama, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(9) "Prohibition an issue in the Legislature...liquor question also blocks seating of Senator Oliver," 8/7/1913, p. 5, describes election contest between Dr. A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler. San Antonio Light .
(10) Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections, Contested election, A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler, first senatorial district special election held on July 19, 1913. Senate Journal .
(11) District 4: Cass County. Home post office Douglasville. Texas Legislative Manual .
(12) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 22nd, 25th, and 26th House, and the Pocket Directory of the 17th Legislature of Texas. Texas Legislative Manual .
(13) Oliver elected to the 25th Legislature as a Democrat, p. 151. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

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Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, enlisted at Linden, Texas 5/27/1861. Absalom Carter Oliver of Douglassville, Cass County, born circa 1840 in Butler County, Alabama; death date 3/4/1929 in Cass County. Widow Mrs. Mary E. Oliver of Douglassville, Cass County, marriage date 11/24/1892 in Cass County. Handwriting on widow's application appears to read "Absalom Carter Oliver." Pension File Nos. 40544 (A.C. Oliver) and 45352 (Absolom Carter Oliver), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
    Absalom Carter Oliver, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. A.C. Oliver, U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - Absalem Oliver, Cass County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Alabama, physician, spouse Fannie, daughters Lucretia, Laura, and Dolly, son Henry.
    Census of 1900 - Abraham C. Olwin [Oliver], Cass County, age 62, born June 1838, physician and farmer, spouse Mary E.. daughter Ludie, sons Abraham C., Louis, Brooks.
    Census of 1910 - Abb C. Olaver [Oliver], Cass County, age 70, born circa 1840 in Alabama, farmer, spouse Mary E., daughter Lydia, son William B.
    Census of 1920 - Absalon [Absalom] C. Oliver, Cass County, age 80, born circa 1840 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary E., daughters Lugie Grandury and Lara Warren, son Brook. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1880 1920
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 1st Texas Regiment. Military grave marker, A.C. Oliver. Dr. A.C. Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839, death date 3/4/1929, military photos, biographical sketch of Dr. Absalom Carter Oliver from History of Cass County People by Cass County Genealogical Society, Atlanta, Texas, interment in Douglassville Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass County. Find a Grave .
  • Genealogist's query includes Absolom Carter Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama; death date 3/4/1929 in Douglassville, Cass County, Texas. Genealogy.com 2004.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Dr. Absalom Carter Oliver. Born 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama, military service in Confederate Army. "Dr. Oliver returned to his home in Douglassville in 1865 to devote his life to the service of this Community as a physician and to his State as a Legislator. He was married to Miss Frances Berkeley Ringgold of Batesville, Ark. in 1866 . . . This wife died 4 June 1890. He married (2) Miss Mary Elizabeth Brooks in 1892." History of Cass County People 1982.
  • Absolom C. Oliver. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Death notice, Dr. A.C. Oliver, "Aged Douglassville Citizen Passes Away," The Cass County Sun (Linden, Texas), 3/5/1929, p. 4, crediting Atlanta Public Library. "At one time he served Cass county as Representative in the Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Brief biographical sketch, A.C. Oliver, M.D., p. 151. Born 6/23/1839 in Butler County, Alabama. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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