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Matthew F. Locke

Matthew Fielding Locke
Full Name: Matthew F. Locke
Birth date: July 10, 1824
Death date: June 4, 1911

Terms of Service

(1) Locke succeeded William S. Taylor as speaker; Taylor resigned both as speaker and member 1/18/1858, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Members of the Seventh Legislature, Biographical Notes - Members, April 1937 issue. Southern Historical Research Magazine 1937.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Col. Mat F. Locke, p. 110. Elected to Texas Senate in 1859 but resigned when Civil War began. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • Matthew Francis Locke in the U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Matthew Fielding Locke in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • M.F. Locke, death date 6/4/1911 in El Paso, El Paso County, at age 86 years. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, F&S, 10th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Find a Grave .
  • LOCKE, MATTHEW F. (1824-1911). Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Matthew Fielding Locke. Portrait and biographical sketch. Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. " . . . in 1850 he moved to Texas, settling in Upshur County. There, in the vicinity of Lafayette, he established a plantation." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Upshur County farmer and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Colonel, 10th Texas Cavalry Regiment, p. 25, and portrait, Plate No. 46. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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