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William Collin Rochelle

William C. Rochelle
Full Name: William Collin Rochelle
Birth date: November 15, 1873
Death date: December 11, 1955

Terms of Service

  • House, 28th Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
  • House, 27th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    8/12/1901 - 1/13/1903
  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
(1) 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., Hon. W.C. Rochelle Takes the Oath of Office, sworn 8/12/1901, p. 34. House Journal .
(2) William C. Rochelle, sworn 8/12/1901, succeeded William W. Dillard, resigned 3/25/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 28th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • William Collin Rochelle, birth date 11/15/1873 in Redwater, Texas, death date 12/11/1955 in Texarkana, retired claim agent and farmer, son of Charles Rochelle and Elizabeth Janes, informant Mrs. Ella J. Rochelle, interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowie County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • "Saloon Man Assaulted: He Was Beaten and Shot and Died of His Injuries," 11/26/1901, p. 4, Texarkana. Report of death of Ed Rochelle, former Deputy Sheriff of Red River County, a "near relative of W.P. Rochelle, Bowie County's present representative in the Legislature." Galveston Daily News .
  • Photo and additional information about Rochelle Place, "William Collin Rochelle, the state legislator," and son of Elizabeth and Charles Moores Rochelle. Photo courtesy of Judith Rochelle, Charles Moores & Mary Harrison Family, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Rochelle Place historical marker, Texarkana vicinity, Bowie County - home of state legislator, William C. Rochelle, and descendants. Recorded Texas historic landmark, 1966. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - W.C. Rochelle, postoffice Park, nativity Texas, age 29 (born circa 1874), teacher, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, William C. Rochelle, p. 211. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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