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Wiley Howell Freeman

W.H. Freeman
Full Name: Wiley Howell Freeman
Birth date: September 9, 1855
Death date: March 6, 1950

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch of Dr. Irving S. Freeman, Volume IV, p. 1745, includes biographical information on his father, Dr. W.H. Freeman: "He was born in Macon County, Tennessee, in 1855, and went to Denton County in 1884, the following year moving on to Cook County, Texas. There he engaged in the practice of his profession and also conducted a drug store in the Town of Era, where he settled. In 1901 the doctor withdrew from professional activities, moved to Floyd County, Texas, and there engaged in the real estate and loan business . . . He is a democrat, and served two terms in the Texas State Legislature in the years 1895-6 and 1897-8." A Standard History of Oklahoma 1916.
  • Wiley Howell Freeman and Laura Susan Seagraves, parents of Eunice Freeman, birth date 10/4/1898 in Cooke County, Texas.
    Wiley H. Freeman, Cooke County, Texas Tax Rolls, 1887, 1893, 1894, and 1896. Wiley H. Fruman in 1895.
    Census of 1900 - Wilard Freeman [Wiley H. Freeman], Cooke County, Texas, age 45, born September 1855 in Tennessee, merchant/general store, spouse Laura S., son Irving, daughters Kate and Eunice.
    Census of 1910 - Wiley H. Freeman, Lockney, Floyd County, Texas, age 54, born circa 1856 in Tennessee, doctor, spouse Laura S, daughters Katie and Eunice.
    Wiley H. or Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman in Census of 1920-1940, Washita County, Oklahoma, physician/doctor, spouse Laura. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1930 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) 1920 1940 Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910
  • Wiley Howell Freeman, M.D., birth date 9/9/1855, death date 3/6/1950, burial in Sentinel Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma, with spouse Laura Seagraves Freeman. Includes portraits. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary of Mrs. W.H. Freeman, wife of Dr. W.H. Freeman, "who was a pioneer physician and landowner in western Oklahoma and Texas," "Freeman Rites Will Be Today at Sentinel," The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 2/3/1950, p. 14. Newspapers.com .
  • Wiley H. Freeman, death date 3/6/1950 in Washita County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index 2016.
  • Account of speech by Dr. W.H. Freeman, "Cooke county's representative in the last legislature, and candidate for re-election . . ." "Last Night's Speaking," Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 5/12/1896, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "Dr. W.H. Freeman . . . will move his family out to Lockney, Texas, to spend the summer on the ranch." "Short Items of Interest," The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 5/22/1906, p. 3, crediting Cooke County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Brief biographical sketch, W.H. Freeman, p. 156. Born 11/9/1855 in Macon County, Tennessee, physician and surgeon. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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