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William O. Diffie

Willaim O. Diffie
Full Name: William Owen Diffie
Other surnames: Diffee, Duffie
Birth date: October 27, 1855
Death date: February 5, 1928

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
(1) Clarksville became the county seat of Red River County upon its organization in 1835; a post office opened in 1846. Detroit is two miles from the Lamar county line in western Red River County. Handbook of Texas Online .
Handbook of Texas Online
(2) Detroit. House Journal .
(3) Detroit, Red River County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Series of letters in "Red River County, TX - Civil War Pension Application" identify W.O. Diffie, lawyer in Detroit, Texas. USGenWeb Project 1996.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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  • Judge W.O. Diffie, born circa 1855, died 2/5/1928. Includes transcribed obituaries from Clarksville Times, Obituaries of Early McCurtain County, OK, Deport [sic: Detroit?] Times (indicating he represented Red River County in the legislature and was "for many years a resident of Detroit"), and unnamed obit. Courtesy Red River County Public Library. Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas Thru 31 Dec 2004 2005.
  • William Owen Diffie, born 10/27/1855, Montgomery, Arkansas, died 2/5/1928; marriage to Mary Ledussa Jones, 11/5/1882, Arkansas.
    William Owen Diffie, born 10/29/1855 in Clark, Arkansas; father Alfred Diffee, mother Martha Francis Allen. International Genealogical Index - North America, FamilySearch .
  • William Owen Diffie, born 10/27/1857, Bismarck, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, died 2/5/1928, Broken Bow, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma, father Alfred Diffee, mother Martha Frances Allen; marriages to 1) Martha Melvina Cash, 2/15/1874; 2) Mary Ludusfa Jones, 11/5/1882. Pedigree Resource File, FamilySearch .
  • Judge W.O. Diffie, born 1855, died 2/5/1928, interment in Detroit Cemetery, Detroit, Red River County. Find a Grave .
  • Census of 1900 - William O. Diffie, north half of Justice Precinct 4, Red River County, age 44, born October 1855 in AR, farming, wife Mary L., children Artemus W., Granville P., Francis P., Alfred, Wilma (son - Wilmer?).
    Census of 1910 - W.O. Diffee, part of Precinct 4, Red River County, age 54, born in AR, broker - real estate, wife Mary L., children Dexter, Alfred, Wilmer, Bailey.
    Census of 1920 - William O. Duffie, Red River County, age 65, born in AR. HeritageQuest Online .
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - W.O. Diffie, postoffice Clarksville, nativity Arkansas, lawyer, age 56 (born circa 1857), Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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