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A.H. Seawright

A.H. Seawright
Full Name: Alva H. Seawright
Death date: October 17, 1918

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th (1) (2) (3) (5) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 10/17/1918
    Democrat
(1) BIG HILL, TEXAS (Limestone County). "Big Hill (Bighill), on Farm Road 2489 seven miles west of Thornton in western Limestone County . . . The town's population reached a peak of about 100 in 1915 but began to decline by the 1920s as business grew in nearby Groesbeck. The Big Hill post office was closed in 1924, and by 1949 the population had declined to twenty." Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) A.H. Seawright of Groesbeck, residence in Limestone County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal .
(3) Groesbeck, Limestone County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) "Local and Personal," 10/24/1918, p. 3. "W.P. Alexander of Prairie Hill was selected to fill the vacancy on the ticket caused by the recent death of Hon. A.H. Seawright . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald .
(5) Big Hill. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Alva H. Seawright, birth date 10/25/1865, death date 10/17/1918 in Groesbeck, Limestone County. Certificate of death lists occupation "St. Representative." FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • "For Representative," 5/25/1916, p. 2. "Mr. Seawright is a successful farmer and businessman from Big Hill . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald .
  • Obituary, 10/17/1918, p. 5. San Antonio Light .
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