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William Hilliard Ratliff

W.H. Ratliff
Full Name: William Hilliard Ratliff
Birth date: August 14, 1876
Death date: August 3, 1947

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 8/19/1913
(1) William S. Bell, sworn 9/17/1914, succeeded W.H. Ratliff, resigned after 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 88. Birth date 8/14/1882 in Werner, Tennessee; death date 8/3/1947 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "W.H. Ratliff Services Set," 8/6/1947, p. 3. Dallas Morning News .
  • Census of 1900 - William H. Ratliff, Cooke County, age 24, born August 1876 in Tennessee, farm laborer, father Marcus Ratliff, mother Narcissus J. Ratliff.
    Census of 1910 - William H. Ratliff, Quanah, Hardeman County, age 28, born circa 1882 in Tennessee, lawyer, wife Myrtle. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • William H. Ratliff, birth date 8/14/1876; permanent home address in Dallas; adjuster for Texas Power & Light, Dallas, Texas; nearest relative Myrtle J. Ratliff; draft registration 9/11/1918 in Dallas County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • William Hilliard Ratliff (1882-1947), burial in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave .
  • Memorial, March 1948, p. 246. Birth date 8/14/1879, death date 8/3/1947. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Obituary, "William H. Ratliff, TP&L Claim Agent, Dies in Colorado," 8/4/1947, p. 5. "Born on a Tennessee farm, Ratliff came to Texas when he was 14 with his parents, who settled in Cooke County . . . he moved to Quanah and while living there was elected to the state legislature. He resigned his legislative position in 1913 and moved to Dallas to enter the service of the Texas Traction and Southern Traction companies until he became associated with the Texas Power & Light Company." Death date 8/3/1847 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tyler Morning Telegraph .

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