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Richard H. Wells

R.H. Wells
Full Name: Richard H. Wells
Birth date: June 10, 1857
Death date: May 31, 1920

Terms of Service

  • House, 27th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
(1) Redistricting bill shows Red River in district 4. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) District 4. House Journal .
(3) District 4. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) District 84. Year Book for Texas, 1901 1902.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1860-1880 - Richard H. Wells, Sumner County, Tennessee, born circa 1856-1857 in Tennessee, son of Augustin [Orgusta, Augustus] and Eliza J. [Elizabeth] Wells.
    Census of 1900 - Richard H. Wells, Red River County, Texas, age 43, born June 1857 in Tennessee, county judge & farmer.
    R.H. Wells, marriage to Mamie Hemphill 12/30/1900 in Red River County.
    Census of 1910 - R.H. Wells, Coalgate, Coal County, Oklahoma, age 53, born circa 1857 in Tennessee, lawyer, county judge, spouse Mary, daughter Fay.
    Census of 1920 - Richard H. Wells, Alamosa, Union County, New Mexico, age 59, born circa 1861 in Tennessee, spouse Mary F., daughters Fay E. and Mary W.
    R.H. Wells, death date 5/31/1920 in Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico; born circa 1857 in Tennessee, lawyer, residence in Logan, New Mexico, spouse Mary Wells, father A. Wells. FamilySearch . 1900 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • 1920 1860 1870 1880 1910 New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945
  • Obituary of R.H. Wells' wife, "Mrs. Mary Wells Is Buried at Tucumcari," 12/12/1944, p. 9. "Mrs. Wells husband died in 1920 and was buried at Tucumcari." Survivors include one daughter, Miss Faye Wells of Lubbock, and a brother, J.S. Hemphill. Lubbock Morning Avalanche .
  • Candidate announcement for Coal County Judge, R.H. Wells, Lehigh Leader (Lehigh, Oklahoma), 4/25/1907, p. 6. Birth date 6/10/1856 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Wells "served four years as county judge and ex-officio county superintendent of schools of Red River county, Texas. He represented Red River county in the 27th legislature of the state of Texas 1901-02." Newspapers.com .
  • "Judge R.H. Wells of Lehigh Okla., Judge of Coal county has been here this week attending district court, and meeting old friends. Judge Well[s] was formerly judge of this county." "Local-Personal," The Clarksville Times, Red River County, 12/18/1908, p. 3, crediting Red River County Public Library.
    "R.H. Wells was elected county judge at Colgate, Indian Territory. He served four years as county judge of Red River County before moving across the river." "Sixty Years Ago" (1907), The Clarksville Times, 6/22/1967, p. 9, crediting Red River County Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . June 22, 1967 December 18, 1908
  • [Photograph of R.H. Wells], served as county judge of Coal County, Oklahoma, and [Photographs of R.H. Wells and Wife], crediting Private Collection of T.B. Willis. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . R.H. Wells R.H. Wells and Wife
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - R.H. Wells, postoffice Clarksville, nativity Tennessee, age 43 (born circa 1858), lawyer, 15 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, Richard H. Wells, pp. 209-210. Native of Sumner County, Tennessee, born 6/10/1857. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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