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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
    Democrat
(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

Photographs

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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