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Thomas Jefferson Russell

T.J. Russell
Full Name: Thomas Jefferson Russell
Birth date: August 24, 1857
Death date: August 23, 1924

Terms of Service

  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Thomas Jefferson Russell Judge, birth date 8/24/1857, death date 8/23/1924. Father Jonathan Russell Capt. (1824-1898), first marriage to Bramela Carpenter Bennett Russell (1830-1874), second marriage to Franklin Perry Delilah Stribling (1853-1922). Leuty & Humphreys Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1900 - Thomas J. Russell, Hopkins County, age 43, born August 1857 in Texas, farmer, spouse Permelia J.
    Census of 1910 - Tom J. Russell, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 52, born circa 1858 in Texas, spouse Vermelia. FamilySearch . 1900 1910
  • Thomas J. Russell, birth date 8/24/1857, death date 8/24/1924 on grave marker, burial in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, with spouse Permelia J. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary (Hopkins Co. Echo), Winnsboro Weekly News, 9/11/1924, p. 7, crediting Mineola Memorial Library. Thomas Jefferson Russell, born 1857 in Webster, Wood County; death date 8/23/1924. Thomas Jefferson Russell "was elected to the legislature in 1910 and served one term." "Mr. Russell passed away at 7:40 a.m. August 23, 1924. He would have been 67 years of age August 24, and was buried on his birthday." "His parents were Jonathan Russell and Bamry Carpenter Russell, his mother having died when he was sixteen years old. His father Jonathan Russell, served as a captain in the Civil War, and later served a noble record in the legislature." Relatives: Jonathan Russell - father; Thomas Jefferson Russell - son.
    Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - T.J. Russell, postoffice Sulphur Springs, nativity Texas, age 53 (born circa 1858), farmer, 53 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Obituary, "Judge Russell Dead," 9/3/1924, p. 27. "Judge Tom Russell died at the home of his daughter on the morning of the 23rd of August," citing account in the Winnsboro News. Wood County Democrat (Quitman, Texas) .
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