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Joseph Sydney Wheless

J.S. Wheless
Full Name: Joseph Sydney Wheless
Other surnames: Wheeless
Birth date: May 3, 1862
Death date: January 3, 1939

Terms of Service

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

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • J.S. Wheless. House Journal .
  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HSR 18, 1/12/1939, p. 69. Joseph Sidney Wheeless. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Joseph Sydney Wheless, birth date 5/5/1862 in Carrollton, Mississippi; death date 1/3/1939 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; attorney-at-law; father Joseph C. Wheless; mother Matilda Ayres. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Joseph Sydney Wheless, birth date 5/3/1862, death date 1/3/1939, burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County. Includes reprint of obituary from Kerrville Mountain Sun, 1/5/1939. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and photo, Joseph Sidney Wheless, "Death Takes Former Mayor of Kerrville: City Grieved at Passing of Judge J. Sidney Wheless," 1/5/1939, pp. 1, 10. "They moved immediately to Galveston where his brilliant legal mind, his engaging personality, and his qualities of leadership soon enabled him to be elected to the Texas Legislature from that district."
    "State Legislature Honors Memory of Judge J.S. Wheless," 2/9/1939, pp. 1, 10. Kerrville Mountain Sun .
  • J.S. Wheless. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
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