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Jefferson Davis Childs

J.D. Childs
Full Name: Jefferson Davis Childs, Sr.
Birth date: February 4, 1862
Death date: February 22, 1923

Terms of Service

  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Jefferson Childs, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 38, born February 1862 in Arkansas, attorney at law.
    Census of 1910 - Jefferson D. Childs, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 48, born circa 1862 in Arkansas, lawyer, spouse Laura, son Jefferson D. Childs, Jr.
    Census of 1920 - Jefferson Childs, Bexar County, age 56, born circa 1864 in Arkansas, lawyer, spouse Laura, son Jefferson, Jr., daughter Rosalynde.
    Jefferson Davis Childs and Laura Lydia Freas, parents of Jefferson Davis Childs, Jr., born 9/20/1909 in San Antonio. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1920 Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
  • J.D. Childs, birth date 2/4/1862 in Arkansas, death date 2/22/1923 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J.D. Childs (1862-1923), burial in Alamo Masonic Cemetery, San Antonio. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, Jefferson D. Childs, Sr., "J.D. Childs Dies: Had Practiced Law in San Antonio Many Years," The San Antonio Light, 2/22/1923, p. 14. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "Judges Adjourn Court in Honor Jefferson Childs," 2/24/1923, p. 2. Jefferson D. Childs "was at one time a member of the State Legislature." San Antonio Evening News .
  • Biographical sketch, J.D. Childs, pp. 89-90. Born 2/4/1862 in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

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