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William Cooper McKamy

W.C. McKamy
Full Name: William Cooper McKamy, Jr.
Birth date: June 25, 1861
Death date: February 20, 1934

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) (3) (4) (6) (10) (13) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • Senate, 29th (7) & 28th (5) (8) (9) (12) Legislatures
    1/13/1903 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/3/1906, 2nd C.S.
  • House, 26th (2) (11) Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
    Democrat
(1) District 44, composed of Dallas County, shall elect four Representatives, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S. ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) FRANKFORD, TEXAS. "Frankford was nine miles northwest of Richardson in extreme southwestern Collin County . . . The city of Dallas annexed the area in 1975 . . ."
CROTON, TEXAS. "Croton is on Farm Road 2470 and a branch of Little Croton Creek, eight miles northeast of Dickens in north central Dickens County. The settlement, originally named Frankfort, was established around 1888 and served as a community center for the surrounding area." Handbook of Texas Online .
Handbook of Texas Online
(3) RENNER, TEXAS. "Renner, east of State Highway 289 in southwestern Collin County . . . A post office was established in 1888 . . . After 1977 the Texas Almanac no longer listed it as an independent community, and by 1983 Renner had been incorporated into the city of Dallas." Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Renner. House Journal .
(5) Richardson, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Dallas, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal .
(8) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(9) Dallas County. Senate Journal .
(10) Dallas. Texas Legislative Manual .
(11) Frankfort [sic]. Texas Legislative Manual .
(12) W.C. McKamy, postoffice Dallas, Dallas County. Texas Legislative Manual .
(13) Two listings for Renner, in Collin and Denton counties. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "McKamy Funeral to Be at Country Home Thursday," 2/21/1934, p. 5: "McKamy was born on the same farm where he lived when he died." "Lawmakers of Texas Honor W.C. McKamy," 2/22/1934, p. 8. Dallas Morning News .
  • William Cooper McKamy, birth date 6/25/1861 in Dallas, death date 2/20/1934 in Dallas, burial in Renner, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Census of 1900 - William McKamy, Precinct 2, Dallas County, born June 1861, age 38, farm laborer (son of William McKamy, born Aug. 1823, age 76, farmer). HeritageQuest Online .
  • Obituary, "W.C. McKamy, Prominent Dallas County Citizen, Died Last Tuesday," The Grand Prairie Texan, 2/23/1934, p. 7. NewspaperARCHIVE.com .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Captain William C. McKamy. Jackson, George, Sixty Years in Texas, Dallas, Texas, 1908, pp. 138-140, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • "Candidates for Speakership," 10/11/1912. "William C. McKamy of Renner, Dallas County . . ." Wichita Daily Times .
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