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James L. Crawford

J.L. Crawford
Full Name: James L. Crawford
Birth date: July 7, 1849
Death date: January 13, 1931

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

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • J.L. Crawford, marriage to Alice Wilks 11/11/1876 in Denton County.
    Census of 1880 - J.L. Crawford, Wise County, age 30, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Allice, son Claudius.
    Census of 1900 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 50, born July 1849 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Alice, sons William C., Charles, Clyde, John, and James, daughters Ima and Myrtle (age 11).
    James L. Crawford, marriage to Lizzie Lee Wofford 10/7/1903 in Wise County.
    Census of 1910 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 60, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, spouse Lizze (age 50, born in Alabama), daughter Myrtle (age 4), sons John and Gordon.
    Census of 1920 - James L. Crawford, Wise County, age 70, born circa 1850 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Elizabeth, sons John and Gordon.
    Census of 1930 - J.L. Crawford, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, age 81, born circa 1849 in Missouri, spouse Elizabeth. FamilySearch . 1930 1910
  • 1900 1920 1880 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (Lizzie Lee Wofford, 1903) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (Alice Wilks, 1876)
  • James L. Crawford, death date 1/13/1931 in Wichita County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 .
  • James L. Crawford, birth date July 7 in Tennessee, death date 1/13/1931 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, age 81, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J.L. Crawford, birth date 7/7/1849, burial with spouse Alice Crawford in West Bridgeport Cemetery, Wise County. No death date on grave marker. Find a Grave .
  • James L. Crawford. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, J.L. Crawford, pp. 351-353. Pioneer History of Wise County: From Red Men to Railroads - Twenty Years of Intrepid History 1907.
  • Death notice, "Funeral Held at Bridgeport for Pioneer Rancher," The Decatur News, 1/22/1931, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • James L. Crawford. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
  • J.D. Crawford; J.S. Crawford. Texas Legislative Manual . 25th R.S. 26th R.S.
  • Biographical sketch, James L. Crawford, pp. 66-67. Born 7/7/1849 in East Tennessee, married Alice Walker in 1875, moved to Wise County in 1877. Nine children include Oran C., Claudius, and Grover, deceased; William Clifford, Charles Thurman, Ima, Clyde, Myrtle, and Walter L. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Obituary, "Death Claims Pioneer Ranch Owner of Wise," 1/13/1931, pp. 1-2. Former Mayor and Justice of the Peace at Bridgeport. Wichita Daily Times .
  • Crawford, J.L. birth date 7/7/1849, no death date listed, husband of Alice. Burial in West Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Wise County. Wise County Cemeteries 2001.
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