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John Drayton Pitts

Jno. D. Pitts
Full Name: John Drayton Pitts
Birth date: January 24, 1856
Death date: May 13, 1919

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

  • John Drayton Pitts, Poulter Dennis Family Tree. John Dayton Pitts, residence Mt. Calm, Texas, The Cornellian, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1874-5, p. 50. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch, John Drayton Pitts, p. 222. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album 1995.
  • Census of 1900 - John D. Pitts, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, age 45, born January 1855 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse Carry H., daughter Mabel J., son Marian.
    Census of 1910 - John D. Pitts, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, age 48 [sic], born circa 1862 in Georgia, attorney, spouse Carrie, daughter Mabel J., son Marion D.
    John Drayton [Dayton] Pitts, born circa 1857 in Georgia, death date 5/13/1919 in Los Angeles, California, husband of Carry Howell Pitts. FamilySearch . 1900 1910
  • California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (1) California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (2)
  • Obituaries, "Ripe Scholar Called Beyond: John Drayton Pitts Was Poet, Lawyer and Historian . . . ," Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 5/14/1919, part II, pp. 1-2. John Drayton Pitts, born in Georgia 62 years ago, died in Los Angeles 5/12/1919. "He was a leader and member of the Legislature, and was one of the legislative committee appointed to inquire into the charges against ex-United States Senator [Joseph Weldon] Bailey, in connection with the Waters-Pierce Oil Company." Includes poetry of John D. Pitts written after the Los Angeles Times building was destroyed, 10/1/1910.
    "John D. Pitts Dead in City: Former Attorney Here, Was Prominent in Political Affairs of Texas," The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California), 5/15/1919, p. 5. Death date Tuesday, 5/13/1919. Newspapers.com .
  • Biographical sketch, John D. Pitts, p. 157. Born 1/24/1856 in Indian Springs, Georgia; graduated in 1874 from Cornell University. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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