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William Ashley Evans

W.A. Evans
Full Name: William Ashley Evans
Birth date: March 30, 1830
Death date: August 19, 1916

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 19th (1) & 18th (2) (3) Legislatures
    1/9/1883 - 1/11/1887
(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal . January 9, 1883
January 10, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • William Ashley Evans, birth date 3/30/1830, death date 8/19/1916, newspaper photo, burial in Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Wm. A. Evans, pp. 77-78. Born 3/30/1830 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen Passes Away: Judge W.A. Evans Dies Saturday Evening After a Long Illness," The Bonham News, p. 1. Born 3/31/1830 near Lebanon, Tennessee, died 8/19/1916 in Bonham.
    Tribute, Judge William Ashley Evans, "Father," by his son, editor Ashley Evans, The Bonham News, 8/25/1916, p. 2.
    "Resolutions of Respect" for Judge William Ashley Evans by Fannin County Bar Association, Senator and Judge, The Bonham News, 8/29/1916, p. 4, all crediting Bonham Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Tribute Obituary
  • Resolutions of Respect
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 247-248. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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