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Charles Alexander Allen

Charles A. Allen
Full Name: Charles Alexander Allen
Birth date: January 8, 1857
Death date: February 25, 1909

Terms of Service

  • House, 31st (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) (7) (8) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 2/24/1909
    Democrat
  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
  • House, 24th (4) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Shimek. House Journal .
(3) Oakland, Colorado County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) District 46, composed of Wharton, Colorado, Lavaca, and Gonzales counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) John Matthews, sworn 4/8/1909, succeeded Charles A. Allen, died 2/24/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Shimek. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide .
(7) Oakland. Texas Legislative Manual .
(8) "Not much is left of the town of Shimek . . . it was about 8 miles south of Weimar." TXGenWeb Project .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his brother, Monroe R. Allen, Volume III, pp. 1362-1364. Charles Alexander Allen, birth date 1/8/1857. In politics, Allen was a "democrat and much inclined toward active participation in party affairs." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • Charles Alexander Allen, birth date 1/8/1857, death date 2/25/1909, photo, obituaries from The Weimar Mercury 3/5/1909 and Schulenburg Sticker 3/4/1909, interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County. Find a Grave .
  • "Representative Allen Died in Colorado County," and "Representative Allen Dead," 2/26/1909, p. 3, "brought to his home at Shimek." Galveston Daily News .
  • "Funeral of Chas. Allen," 3/5/1909, p. 1. Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas) .
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