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Henry Walker Manson

H.W. Manson
Full Name: Henry Walker "Hal" Manson
Birth date: February 12, 1843
Death date: October 27, 1905

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
(1) District 74 composed of Dallas and Rockwall counties, 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas .
(2) District 74, Dallas and Rockwall counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) District 73, Dallas and Rockwall counties. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company H, 7th Regiment Tennessee Infantry, enlisted 5/20/1861 at Nashville, Union Prisoner of War records. Henry Walker Manson, death date 10/27/1908 in Rockwall County, widow Mrs. Myrta Manson Bost of Rockwall, Rockwall County, marriage date 6/16/1897 in Dallas County. Widow's application states that "My husband Henry Walker Manson was familiarly known among his friends as Hal W. and Harry W. Manson." Pension File No. 51531, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Henry W. Manson, marriage to Kittie B. Scales, 12/18/1868 or 12/24/1868 in Williamson County, Tennessee.
    Census of 1880 - Henry W. Manson, Rockwall County, born circa 1843 in Tennessee, physician, spouse Kittie, daughter Annie.
    Hal Walker Manson, marriage to Myrta Bell Castle, 6/16/1897 in Rockwall County, Texas.
    Census of 1900 - Hal W. Manson, Rockwall County, age57, born February 1843 in Tennessee, editor, spouse Myrta. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002
  • Hal Walker Manson, Rockwall, Texas, death date 10/27/1905. FamilySearch, United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968 .
  • Confederate States Army, Company H, 7th Tennessee, 1861-1865 (grave marker inscription). Dr. Hal W Manson, born in Lebanon, Tennessee, 2/12/1854, died in Rockwall, Texas, 10/27/1905, burial in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Dr. Manson Dies: Prominent Citizen of North Texas Passes Away at Rockwall," 10/29/1905, p. 4. Dr. Hal Walker Manson, physician, then journalist and proprietor of the Rockwall Sentinel. "In 1897 he was a member of the legislature." Marshall Messenger .
  • "Dr. Hal Manson Dying," Southern Mercury United with the Farmers Union Password (Dallas, Texas), 10/12/1905, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Dr. Henry (Hal) Walker Manson and Myrta Castle Manson, principal owners/residents of Manson-La Moreaux-Hartman House in Rockwall, now the Museum of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation. "1880-1905 Henry (Hal) Walker Manson, H.D., CSA soldier Co. H. 7th Tenn. (1861-1865), physician, farmer/stockman, publisher of Rockwall Success (1883-1905), representative in State Legislature for Rockwall and Dallas Counties (1897)." Rockwall County Historical Foundation .
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - H.W. Manson, postoffice Rockwall, nativity Tennessee, age 53 (born circa 1844), editor, 27 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, Henry W. Manson, M.D., p. 152. Editor of Rockwall Success, Confederate States Army. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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