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James Lafayette Yarbrough

J.L. Yarbrough
Full Name: James Lafayette Yarbrough
Birth date: October 12, 1880
Death date: September 7, 1965

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Former Denton Mayor Dies; Funeral Set for Yarbrough," 9/8/1965, p. 1. J.L. Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880 in Murphy, marriage to Nola Rebecca Turner 6/3/1903; describes "career as teacher, state legislator, county school superintendent, school principal and mayor." Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • Census of 1910 - Jas. L. Yabrough, Collin County, age 29, born circa 1881 in Texas, teacher/literary, spouse Nola. FamilySearch .
  • James L. Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880 in Murphy; death date 9/7/1965 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County; educator/elementary school. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James Lafayette Yarbrough, birth date 10/12/1880, residence in Ponder, Denton County, school teacher at Ponder School. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • James L. Yarbrough (1880-1965), burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Denton County, with spouse Nora R. Yarbrough. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Rites for Ex-Mayor of Denton Set Today," 9/9/1965, p. 8. "J.L. Yarbrough, 84, former mayor of Denton and state legislator . . . began his public career as a state representative from his native Collin County more than 50 years ago. He served two terms." Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • J.L. Yarbrough, P.J. Johnston, and J.W. Stanford, Photo, "Our Student Ex-Members of the Texas Legislature," The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Normal School, 1922, p. 51, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - J.L. Yarbrough, postoffice Lavon, nativity Texas, age 32 (born circa 1881), teacher, 32 years in Texas, member former legislatures: 32nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Death notice, James Lafayette Yarbrough, 9/8/1965, p. 2. Vernon Daily Record .
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