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Richard Henry Waters

Full Name: Richard Henry Waters
Birth date: March 19, 1851
Death date: December 8, 1938

Terms of Service

  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Death notice, Richard Henry (Uncle Dick) Waters, "Waters Rites Held," 12/9/1938, p. 16. "Waters moved to Alice in 1911 and was widely known here." Corpus Christi Caller .
  • Census of 1880 - R.H. Waters, Fairfield, Freestone County, age 28, born circa 1852 in Alabama, lawyer, boarder living in household of S.B. Richardson, with J.W. Waters, "Clk. of D. Court" (possibly his brother).
    Census of 1920 - Richard H. Waters, Jim Wells County, age 65, born circa 1855 in Alabama, farmer.
    Census of 1930 - Richard H. Waters, Jim Wells County, age 79, born circa 1851 in Alabama, retired land agent. FamilySearch . 1930 1920
  • 1880
  • Richard H. Waters, birth date 3/19/1851 in Dreerville, Butler County, Alabama, death date 12/8/1938 in Jim Wells County, Texas, retired realtor, father Philemon Waters, mother Sarah Womack. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Richard Henry Waters (1851-1938), burial in Alice Cemetery, Alice, Jim Wells County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Richard H. Waters, p. 260. Born 3/19/1851 in Greenville, Butler County, Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • History of Burlington, Milam County. "Irish Settlers Establish Homes in Milam Community Site in 70's," The Cameron Herald, 9/19/1957, p. 11, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. "Finally R.H. Waters, a prominent ranchman, was elected to the Legislature from Burlington and he got through a bill which compelled the company [San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad] to stop their trains at Burlington." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. R.H. Waters. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 588-589. "Ex-Representative of Milam County," born 1851 in Butler County, Alabama, parents Phil B. Waters and Sarah Ann Womack. Lived in Freestone and Robertson counties before "taking up his residence in Milam county" in 1882. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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