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Thomas Bunyan Ridgell

T.B. Ridgell
Full Name: Thomas Bunyan Ridgell
Birth date: August 1, 1879
Death date: August 31, 1943

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - Thomas B. Ridgell, Rockwall County, age 33, born circa 1877 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Mollie G., daughter Birdie H.
    Thomas Bunyan Ridgell, husband of Mollie Gay Bailey, father of Tommy Byrdie Ridgell, born 7/19/1901. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981. FamilySearch . FamilySearch
  • Thomas B. Ridgell, birth date 8/1/1879 in Ennis, death date 8/31/1943 in Dallas, attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Obituary, "Thomas B. Ridgell Dies Suddenly," The Texas Mesquiter (Mesquite, Texas), 9/3/1943, p. 1. crediting Mesquite Public Library. "Born in Ellis County, he was graduated from Baylor University and began practicing law at the age of 19 at Rockwall, where he became county judge at the age of 21. Later he was elected Flotorial Representative from Rockwall and Hunt counties." Later appointed to 11th Court of Civil Appeals by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. Death date Tuesday, 8/31/1943. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Photo and obituary, "Heart Attack Is Fatal to Former Breck Resident: Services for T.B. Ridgell to Be Held Thursday in Dallas," Breckenridge American, 9/1/1943, p. 1, crediting Breckenridge Public Library. "He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mollie Gay Ridgell, a daughter, Mrs. Howard J. Wulfers, a brother, Dr. W.J. Ridgell, Kelberg, and a grandson, John Burke, Jr. " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - T.B. Ridgell, postoffice Rockwall, nativity Texas, age 35, lawyer, 35 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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