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Edward Tarkington

Edward Tarkington
Full Name: Edward "Ed" Tarkington
Birth date: October 3, 1839
Death date: July 9, 1915

Terms of Service

  • House, 28th (3) (5) (7) (9) (11) Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
    Populist
  • House, 26th (1) (2) (4) (6) (8) (10) Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Populist
(1) Williamsburg. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) "State Politics; Legislative Candidates," 5/8/1902, p. 3. Article on race for Representative from Lavaca County. "Ed Tarkington, elected as a Populist in 1898, and defeated by Searcy at the general election in 1900, is also a candidate." Galveston Daily News .
(3) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. "Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives," 11/9/1902, p. 24. Galveston Daily News .
(4) WILLIAMSBURG, TEXAS. "The tiny settlement of Williamsburg is located off U. S. highway 77 and about four miles south of Hallettsville in central Lavaca County . . . By 1910, however, the post office closed, and the community suffered a decline." Handbook of Texas Online .
(5) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. House Journal .
(6) Lavaca County. House Journal .
(7) Hallettsville, Lavaca County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Williamsburg, Lavaca County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(9) Williamsburg, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .
(10) Williamsburg, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .
(11) Hallettsville. Year Book for Texas, Volume II 1903.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 2nd Texas Cavalry, enlisted 4/19/1861. Edward Tarkington, marriage to Margaret Tarkington 3/10/1887 in Lavaca County, death date 7/9/1915 in Lavaca County. Pension File No. 32283, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • "Texas News Condensed," 7/23/1915. Report of death of E. Tarkington at his home in Hallettsville, ex-Confederate soldier representing that county for two terms in the Legislature, age 76 at death. Brookshire Times (Brookshire, Waller County, Texas) .
  • Census of 1900 - Edward Tarkington, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 61, born October 1839 in North Carolina, spouse Margret, farmer. FamilySearch .
  • Edward Tarkington, birth date 10/3/1839, death date 7/9/1915, interment in Mossy Grove Cemetery, Ezzell, Lavaca County. Find a Grave .
  • TARKINGTON, EDWARD (1839-1915). Handbook of Texas Online .
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